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J. M. G. Le Clézio
Le Clézio in 2008
|Born||Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio
13 April 1940
|Genre||Novel, short story, essay, translation|
|Subject||Exile, migration, childhood, ecology|
|Notable works||Le Procès-Verbal, Désert|
|Notable awards||Nobel Prize in Literature
Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio born 13 April 1940, usually identified as J. M. G. Le Clézio, is a French writer and professor. The author of over forty works, he was awarded the 1963 Prix Renaudot for his novel Le Procès-Verbal and the 2008 Nobel Prize in Literature . Le Clézio began writing at the age of seven; his first work was a book about the sea. He achieved success at the age of 23, when his first novel, Le Procès-Verbal (The Interrogation), was the Prix Renaudot and was shortlisted for the Prix Goncourt. Since then he has published more than thirty-six books, including short stories, novels, essays, two translations on the subject of Native American mythology, and several children's books.
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