Patrick Modiano, winner of the 2014 Nobel prize in literature. [Source: Guardian/AP]
- Patrick Modiano Wins Nobel Prize in Literature - NYTimes.com 100914
Patrick Modiano, the French novelist whose works often explore the traumas of the Nazi occupation of France and hinge on the themes of memory, alienation and the puzzle of identity, won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday. | In an announcement in Stockholm, the Swedish Academy cited Mr. Modiano’s ability to evoke “the most ungraspable human destinies” in his work.