Nobel Prize Winner’s Works To Be Available In US


When Patrick Modiano won the Nobel prize in October, just three of the French author’s works were available in the U.S. In a year or so, 13 will be in print. The award has spurred publishers to rush out new English translations and dust off old ones that had long been out of print.

Among them are Mr. Modiano’s most recent novel, a best seller in France, which Houghton Mifflin Harcourt will release in the U.S. in late 2015, as well as a memoir, “Pedigree,” to be published in the fall by Yale University Press.

Modiano, a publicity-shy Paris resident, has written more than 20 novels, which often play with the idea of memory and its fallibility. Before winning the Nobel Prize in Literature, the 69-year-old writer had been translated into 36 languages.

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