2014 Nobel Prize in literature to Modiano
Swedish Academy announced that the 69-year-old Patrick Modiano had won the prize in the morning of Oct. 9. Announcing the award, Peter Englund, the Swedish Academy's permanent secretary, said the judges had not yet been able to reach Modiano to let him know, "but we hope to do so soon."

The academy called Modiano "a Marcel Proust of our time," Modiano has written extensively about Jewish identity in Europe after World War II and Germany's occupation of France.

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Modiano's books in English include "Missing Person," "Out of the Dark" and "The Search Warrant."

Two interesting comments from researchers at Stockholm University on the 2014 winner of the Literature Prize:

Researcher Daniel Pedersen on Modiano

Researcher Paula von Wachenfeldt on Modiano