Keyword: Nobel prize
Ten works by the 70-year-old author have been published in the US following the award last October, with another six due later this year.
Hours after winning prize, Jean Tirole advocates Scandinavian-style policies to tackle 'catastrophic' labour market situation in France.
After Nobel award for French writer and then economist, prime minister rounds on critics saying it is 'one in the eye' for country's detractors.
Jean Tirole rewarded for his work on market power and regulation which judges say has made him 'one of the most influential economists of our time'.
On Thursday French author Patrick Modiano was named as the 2014 recipient of the Nobel Prize for literature. In its citation the Swedish Academy said the prize had been awarded to honour “the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies and uncovered the life-world of the Occupation”. It is, above all, recognition of 40 years of an obsessive quest, motivated by the fear of forgetting. Here Mediapart journalist Ellen Salvi, who spent five years at the Sorbonne in Paris studying Modiano's work and who has met the media-shy writer in person, shares her insight into the past influences and “previous lives” that have helped shape his writing.
The author, the 11th French writer to win prize, is best-known for his novel 'Missing Person' about a detective who loses his memory.