A French writer, Patrick Modiano has been awarded this year’s Nobel Prize for Literature.
He was honoured for the ‘art of memory’ as the Nobel Prize Twitter @NobelPrize handle stated.
Mr Modiano lives in Paris and is known to be media averse. In the past, he rarely granted interviews.
This news will be unpleasant for all that had hoped for Ngugi waThiongo to win it this year and had been bouyed by reports that he had the highest odds.
This being the 111th Nobel, it’s award to a European male is likely to provoke censure by critics and publishers who have been calling for diversity in literary art.
We congratulate Mr Modiano and look forward to discovering his work.
What do you think of the Modiano win? Have your say in the comments! 🙂