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Patrick Modiano

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Jean Patrick Modiano (French: [ʒɑ̃ patʁik mɔdjano]; born 30 July 1945), generally known as Patrick Modiano, is a French novelist and recipient of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature. He is a noted writer of autofiction, the blend of autobiography and historical fiction.In more than 40 books, Modiano used his fascination with the human experience of World War II in France to examine individual and collective identities, responsibilities, loyalties, memory, and loss. Because of his obsession with the past, he was sometimes compared to Marcel Proust. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Patrick Modiano has received more than 643,662 page views. His biography is available in 89 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 83 in 2019). Patrick Modiano is the 438th most popular writer (down from 381st in 2019), the 509th most popular biography from France (down from 432nd in 2019) and the 75th most popular French Writer.

Patrick Modiano is a French novelist and winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature. He is best known for his novels, which often explore the themes of memory and identity.

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  • 89

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  • 5.32

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Among writers, Patrick Modiano ranks 438 out of 5,755Before him are Louise de La Vallière, Constantine P. Cavafy, Louisa May Alcott, Traudl Junge, Yunus Emre, and Tennessee Williams. After him are Christopher Marlowe, Enid Blyton, Frantz Fanon, Mika Waltari, Joris-Karl Huysmans, and Comte de Lautréamont.

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Among people born in 1945, Patrick Modiano ranks 25Before him are Eddy Merckx, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Ritchie Blackmore, Yoshinori Ohsumi, Mircea Lucescu, and Rod Stewart. After him are Ian Gillan, Goldie Hawn, Ehud Olmert, Mia Farrow, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, and Ram Nath Kovind.

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In France

Among people born in France, Patrick Modiano ranks 509 out of 6,011Before him are Lucien Bonaparte (1775), Étienne de La Boétie (1530), Léon Blum (1872), Louis Aragon (1897), Louise de La Vallière (1644), and Élisabeth Charlotte d'Orléans (1676). After him are Philippe Pinel (1745), Henry I, Duke of Guise (1550), Joseph de Maistre (1753), Annie Girardot (1931), Joris-Karl Huysmans (1848), and Antoine of Navarre (1518).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Patrick Modiano ranks 75Before him are André Maurois (1885), Hector Malot (1830), J. M. G. Le Clézio (1940), Alphonse de Lamartine (1790), Louis Aragon (1897), and Louise de La Vallière (1644). After him are Joris-Karl Huysmans (1848), Ève Curie (1904), Anaïs Nin (1903), William of Rubruck (1220), Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet (1627), and Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux (1636).