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  • Patrick Modiano, the Nobel Prize and what (if anything) it means

    Patrick Modiano, the Nobel Prize and what (if anything) it means
    We’ve read this story before: the contentious interview with the representative of the Swedish Academy, followed by the awarding of the Nobel Prize in literature to a European writer, largely unknown in the United States, who specializes in work that is small, interior, elliptical. Six years ago, it was Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio; this time, it is Patrick Modiano, author of more than 30 books, although only about a third have been translated into English.
  • Chinese Internet Giant Tencent Launches Film Production Unit

    HONG KONG - Tencent, the giant Chinese Internet firm which operates WeChat and the QQ messaging service, has unveiled plans to become a film producer. Its new unit Tencent Movies+ has a slate of seven feature films in development. One is an adaptation of...

    Who thinks Haruki Murakami will win the Nobel Prize in literature?

    Who thinks Japanese writer Haruki Murakami will win the Nobel Prize in literature? British bettors do. British betting house Ladbrokes has Murakami as this year's favorite for the Nobel Prize in literature. The author of such books as "1Q84," "Norwegian...

    Who will win the 2013 Nobel Literature prize?

    The next winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature will be announced Thursday morning in Stockholm. In the United Kingdom, where you can wager on such things, the betting money is on Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami. As of Monday morning, the...

    Nobel Prize finally goes to an author we've heard of

    Nobel Prize finally goes to an author we've heard of
    Today's Nobel Prize for Literature, awarded to Canadian Alice Munro, is a departure from recent prizes. More often than not, the judges have appeared intent on raising awareness of authors who have toiled largely outside the American media marketing...