Nobel Prize Literature winner 2014: Patrick
French novelist Patrick Modiano has won the 2014 Nobel Prize in literature. Modiano ... 1986: Wole Soyinka, Nigeria. 1985: Claude Simon, France. 1984: Jaroslav Seifert, Czechoslovakia. 1983: William Golding, Britain. 1982: Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Colombia.
Posted on 9 October 2014 | 1:40 am
Claude Simon, George Orwell and Catalonia
Before the year is out it would perhaps be right to mark the 100 th anniversary of the birth of Claude Simon (above, born on October 10, 1913). In the glut of Gallic anniversaries which I blogged about in October and November there was simply no room to ...
Posted on 19 December 2013 | 9:04 pm
Charming lakeside cottages you can rent
(Photo: Claude-Simon Langlois) Nowhere is summer more glorious than in a comfy chair on the porch of a lakeside cottage. We've scoured the country to find these 10 charming cottages and cabins offering lake views and refreshing waters. Our picks represent ...
Posted on 12 July 2013 | 12:58 am
Nobel prize-winning French novelist made stoical by two wars To the end of his life, even after he had won the Nobel prize for literature in 1985, Claude Simon, who has died aged 91, asked that his profession be recorded as that of viticulteur, or grape ...
Posted on 10 July 2005 | 10:00 am
Claude Simon, novelist, Nobel laureate
PARIS -- Nobel laureate Claude Simon, a pioneer of the experimental ''new novel" style of the 1960s, has died. He was 91. Mr. Simon died Wednesday and was buried yesterday in Paris, according to France's Culture Ministry. The Swedish Academy that awarded ...
Posted on 9 July 2005 | 10:00 am