French novelist wins 2008 literature Nobel

October 9th, 2008 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS  

Stockholm, Oct 9 (IANS) French novelist Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio has won the 2008 Nobel Prize for literature, the prize committee announced here Thursday.A press statement from the Nobel Committee at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences described Le Clezio as “author of new departures, poetic adventure and sensual ecstasy, explorer of a humanity beyond and below the reigning civilization”.

Nobel prizes are awarded annually in recognition of the achievements in science, literature, economics and for peace, The prizes bearing the name of Alfred Nobel were first awarded in 1901 in accordance with the 1895 will of the Swedish scientist.

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