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French Author Patrick Modiano Wins Nobel Literature Prize

French novelist Patrick Modiano has won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature for his lifelong exploration of the Nazi occupation and its effect on his country. In Stockholm, the Swedish Academy said Thursday it awarded the $1.1 million prize to the 69-year-old Modiano "for the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies" while uncovering life under German control. Modiano was born in a Paris suburb in July 1945, two months after World War Two...

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