Price Nobel literature was awarded Thursday to novelist Patrick Modiano , which becomes the fifteenth French author to receive the award. Patrick Modiano was honored for “the art of memory with whom he discussed the most elusive human destinies and unveiled the World War II”, the Swedish Academy said in a statement.
The French novelist centered all his work on the Paris of the Second World War, depicting the tragic weight of a troubled time events on the fate of ordinary characters. The permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy Peter Englund told Swedish public television SVT that the institution had failed to reach the winner before announcing the winner of this award.
Patrick Modiano succeeds Canadian English novelist Alice Munro wins prize in 2013, and carries the reward of eight million kroner (about 878,000 euros).
When the editor Antoine Gallimard called Patrick Modiano to congratulate him on his Nobel Prize for Literature, the writer was “very happy”, but he responded with “his usual modesty, ‘that’s weird’,” he told Thursday’s CEO Gallimard. “I got the phone Modiano I congratulated him and with his usual modesty, he told me. ‘That’s weird.’ But he was very happy, “said the editor. “This is a great surprise for us and a wonderful day,” said Antoine Gallimard.
During a press conference, the writer questioned: “I wonder how they explained this choice, I can not wait to see what are the reasons for why they chose me. ” “My little son is Swedish, I dedicate this award because it is her country,” he added.
Video. “Iact to be confronted with those I admired,” said Patrick Modiano
Video. Manuel Valls said Patrick Modiano for his Nobel
VIDEO. The portrait of Patrick Modiano