Sometimes it might surprise us that an author isn’t that well known wins a Nobel Literature Prize. Patrick Modiano is well known in France but not a wider world outside of his own country. Having said this the excuse for us not having any of his titles in English, is because there was hardly any English translation to be seen in Australia’s market. However we’re sure the publishers will act soon and we’re going to buy Modiano’s titles ASAP.
The Swedish Academy awarded Modiano “for the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies and uncovered the life-world of the occupation.” Modiano has written more than 20 novels and several screenplays.
We’re sure once we read the author’s book we’ll get know Modiano more. More info go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Modiano.