French novelist Patrick Modiano has won the 2014 Nobel Prize in literature.
Modiano is the author of Missing Person and Lacombe Lucien, which was made into a film. He beat a strong field that included bookies favourite Kenyan writer Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Japanese author Haruki Murakami, Belarusian investigative journalist and author Svetlana Alexievich, and Syrian poet Adonis.
Modiano takes home eight million kronor (£693,000).
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