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Nobel literature prize goes to French writer Modiano

French writer Patrick Modiano won the Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday. The Nobel committee praised Modiano, 69, for "the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies and uncovered the life-world of the occupation." The novelist — best known for Rue des boutiques obscures, which is about a man who lost his identity during the occupation of Paris by the Nazis — has also won the Academie francaise's Grand prix du roman and the Prix Concourt. Read more at The Washington Post.