Patrick Modiano

Patrick Modiano, Suite 51

Patrick Modiano was born in July 1945. Quickly left to his own devices, he had a very close relationship with his younger brother, Rudy, who died at the age of 10. This disaster haunted his work. He became a writer as soon as he had finished his baccalauréat, after being introduced to the literary world by the writer Raymond Queneau. From the publication of his first novel, "La Place de l’étoile", (which was about the occupation), in 1968, he was carrying out a search for his identity through a painful past, which he continued via a series of 20 novels and short story collections that were published by Gallimard. Patrick Modiano was awarded the Prix Goncourt in 1978 and the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2014.