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The Nobel Prize in Literature 2014
Patrick Modiano

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Patrick Modiano - Facts

Patrick Modiano

Patrick Modiano

Born: 30 July 1945, Paris, France

Residence at the time of the award: France

Prize motivation: "for the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies and uncovered the life-world of the occupation"

Field: prose

Language: French

Prize share: 1/1

Depicts Memory, Oblivion and Identity

Good stories are often characterized by their exploration of universal but difficult questions, at the same time as they are grounded in everyday settings and historical events. Patrick Modiano's works center around subjects like memory, oblivion, identity, and guilt. The city of Paris plays a central role in his writing, and his stories are often based on events that occurred during the German occupation of France during World War II. At times, Modiano's stories are based on his own experience or on interviews, newspaper articles, or his own notes.

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