Patrick Modiano

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Birthday
30, 1945
Birthplace
France
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
30, 1945 (age 74)
Birthplace
France

About

Most famous for his Prix Goncourt-winning novel Rue des Boutiques Obscures (English title: Missing Person) and for his Grand Prix du Roman-winning book Les Boulevards de Ceinture (Ring Roads), Modiano published nearly thirty other works between the late 1960s and the early 2010s and was awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature.

Before Fame

Under the mentorship of fellow writer Raymond Queneau, Modiano published his debut novel, La Place de l'Etoile, in 1968.

Trivia

His 2005 memoir, Un Pedigree, deals with the childhood death of his brother Rudy.

Family Life

His marriage to Dominique Zehrfuss resulted in daughters named Zina and Marie.

Associated With

In the early 1970s, Modiano co-wrote a controversial, Louis Malle-directed film titled Lacombe, Lucien.