09 October, 2008

Nobel Prize in Literature

So now I have to add another name to the list of authors I know nothing about with whom I need to acquaint myself. Jean-Marie Gustave Le Cl├ęzio, a novelist who divides his time between France, Mauritius, the United States, Panama, Mexico, Great Britain, and South Korea (seriously), just won the Nobel Prize.

I've never heard his name in my life.

I was thinking Nuruddin Farah would win.

1 comment:

katie said...

This was my exact reaction, too. I tried to tell Chelsea about it later, and I could not remember his name for the life of me. "Someone won the Nobel Prize.... Pollo Tequila La Boeuf or something... He's French." Yeahhh.