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Patrick Modiano
Modiano in Stockholm during the Swedish Academy's press conference, Dec 2014
Modiano in Stockholm during the Swedish Academy's press conference, Dec 2014
Born Jean Patrick Modiano
30 July 1945 (1945-07-30) (age 75)
Boulogne-Billancourt, France
Occupation Novelist
Language French
Nationality France
Genre Novels
Notable awards

Grand Prix du roman de l'Académie française (1972)
Prix Goncourt (1978)
Prix mondial Cino Del Duca (2010)

Austrian State Prize for European Literature (2012)
Nobel Prize in Literature (2014)
Spouse Dominique Zehrfuss
Children Zina Modiano
Marie Modiano

Jean Patrick Modiano (born 30 July 1945), generally known as Patrick Modiano, is a French novelist and recipient of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature. He previously won the 2012 Austrian State Prize for European Literature, the 2010 Prix mondial Cino Del Duca from the Institut de France for lifetime achievement, the 1978 Prix Goncourt for Rue des boutiques obscures, and the 1972 Grand Prix du roman de l'Académie française for Les Boulevards de ceinture. His works have been translated into more than 30 languages and have been celebrated in and around France, but most of his novels had not been translated into English before he was awarded the Nobel Prize.

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