The Permanent Secretary
9 October 2014
The Nobel Prize in Literature 2014
The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2014 is awarded to the French author Patrick Modiano
“for the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies and uncovered the life-world of the occupation”.
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