Patrick Modiano





Patrick Modiano

Author profile


born
in Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, France
July 30, 1945

gender
male

influences
Sophie Calle, Christian Boltanski


About this author

Patrick Modiano est un écrivain français

Patrick Modiano is a French language novelist.

He is a winner of the Grand prix du roman de l'Académie française in 1972 and the Prix Goncourt in 1978 for his novel Rue des boutiques obscures.

Modiano's parents met in occupied Paris during World War II and began their relationship in semi-clandestinity. Modiano's childhood took place in a unique atmosphere: between the absence of his father -- of which he heard many troubled stories -- and his mother's frequent tours, he had to complete his secondary education by government aid. This brought him closer to his brother, Rudy, who died of a disease at age 10 (the works of Patrick Modiano from 1967 to 1982 are dedicated to him). This disappearance announced...more


Average rating: 3.46 · 2,526 ratings · 249 reviews · 50 distinct works · Similar authors
Rue des Boutiques Obscures
3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 364 ratings — published 1978 — 15 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Dans le café de la jeunesse...
3.3 of 5 stars 3.30 avg rating — 493 ratings — published 2007 — 19 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Dora Bruder
by
3.38 of 5 stars 3.38 avg rating — 278 ratings — published 1997 — 16 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Villa triste
3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 106 ratings — published 1975 — 8 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
La Petite Bijou
3.36 of 5 stars 3.36 avg rating — 113 ratings — published 2001 — 12 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
L'Horizon
3.38 of 5 stars 3.38 avg rating — 109 ratings — published 2010 — 11 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Quartier perdu
3.49 of 5 stars 3.49 avg rating — 77 ratings — published 1984 — 8 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
La Place de l’Étoile
3.3 of 5 stars 3.30 avg rating — 87 ratings — published 1968 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Un pedigree
3.47 of 5 stars 3.47 avg rating — 83 ratings — published 2005 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Accident nocturne
3.17 of 5 stars 3.17 avg rating — 78 ratings — published 2003 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Patrick Modiano…

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

“Ignorarei para todo o sempre de que modo ela passava os dias, onde se escondia, qual era a sua companhia durante os meses de Inverno aquando da sua primeira fuga e no decurso das pouca semana de primavera em que escapulira de novo. Eis o seu segredo. Um pobre e precioso segredo que os carrascos, os decretos, as autoridades ditas de Ocupação, o depósito de presos, as casernas, os campos, a história, o tempo –tudo o que nos macula e destrói – não puderam roubar-lhe.”
Patrick Modiano, Dora Bruder

“Il faut longtemps pour que resurgisse à la lumière ce qui a été effacé. Des traces subsistent dans des registres et l'on ignore où ils sont cachés et quels gardiens veillent sur eux et si ces gardiens consentiront à vous les montrer. Ou peut-être ont-ils oublié tout simplement que ces registres existaient”
Patrick Modiano, Dora Bruder



Is this you? Let us know. If not, help out and invite Patrick to Goodreads.