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  • irishtimes.com - Posted: October 9, 2008 @ 1:54 pm

    Hand it over, Doris

    Fiona McCann

    French writer Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio has been won the 2008 Nobel Prize in Literature. In doing so, he’s joined the ranks of Seamus Heaney, Harold Pinter, Samuel Beckett, Jean Paul Sartre, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and some 100 other literary luminaries who have bagged the top spot since it was first awarded in 1901. Le Clezio has published around thirty books, and I have not read a single one. It’s probably time I did, I suppose, so recommendations, as always, are welcome. In the meantime, I still love this clip¬† of Doris Lessing finding out she’s won. One can get more excited than one gets, you know.¬†YouTube Preview Image

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