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J. M. G. Le Clézio
Le Clézio in 2008
Born Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio
13 April 1940 (1940-04-13) (age 79)
Nice, France
Occupation Writer
Nationality French
Ethnicity Breton/French
Period 1963–present
Genres Novel, short story, essay, translation
Subjects Exile, migration, childhood, ecology
Notable work(s) Le Procès-Verbal, Désert
Notable award(s) 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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