J.M.G. Le Clézio was born on 13th April 1940 in Nice. He was educated at the University College of Nice and at Bristol and London universities. With his knowledge of English he was able to work closely with his translator on The Interrogation, his first novel, which won the Prix Renaudot in 1963. Since then has written over thirty highly acclaimed books and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2008.
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