The Nobel Prize for Literature 2014 was awarded to French novelist Patrick Modiano. The prize money was awarded to 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’s “Missing Person” won the prestigious Prix Goncourt in 1978. In 2012, he also won the Austrian State Prize for European Literature. He is the 111 th Literature Nobel Laureate to be awarded.
Jewishness, the Nazi occupation and loss of identity are the often potrayed in his novels, which include 1968’s “La Place de l’Etoile” — later hailed in Germany as a key Post-Holocaust work. Modiano publications include more than 40 works in French, some of which have been translated into English, including “Ring of Roads: A Novel,” “Villa Triste,” “A Trace of Malice,” and “Honeymoon.”He has also written children’s books and film scripts and made the 1974 feature movie “Lacombe, Lucien” with director Louis Malle. He was a member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 2000.
Source – LiveMint, Nobel Prize.