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Patrick Modiano (born 30 July 1945) is a French novelist. He was born in Boulogne-Billancourt of a father of Italian origins and a Belgian mother, the actress Louisa Colpeyn.

A number of his novels have been adapted for film, Lacombe Lucien by Louis Malle probably being the most famous.

Works

  • La Place de l'étoile (1968)
  • La Ronde de nuit (1969); English translation: Night Rounds (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1971)
  • Les Boulevards de ceinture (1972) (Grand prix du roman de l'Académie française); English translation: Ring Roads (London: Gollancz, 1974)
  • Lacombe, Lucien (1974); screenplay co-written with Louis Malle; English translation: Lacombe, Lucien: The Complete Scenario of the Film (New York: Viking, 1975)
  • Villa triste (1975)
  • Livret de famille (1977)
  • Rue des boutiques obscures (1978) (Prix Goncourt); English translation: Missing Person (London: Jonathan Cape, 1980)
  • Une Jeunesse (1981)
  • Memory Lane (1981, drawings by Pierre Le-Tan)
  • De si braves garçons (1982)
  • Quartier Perdu (1984); English translation: A Trace of Malice (Henley-on-Thames: Aidan Ellis, 1988)
  • Dimanches d'août (1986)
  • Catherine Certitude (1988) (illustrated by Sempé); English translation: Catherine Certitude (Boston: David R. Godine, 2000)
  • Remise de Peine (1988)
  • Vestiaire de l'enfance (1989)
  • Voyage de noces (1990); English translation: Honeymoon (London: Harvill / HarperCollins, 1992)
  • Fleurs de Ruine (1991)
  • Un Cirque passe (1992)
  • Chien de printemps (1993)
  • Du plus loin de l'oubli (1995); English translation: Out of the Dark (Lincoln: Bison Books / University of Nebraska Press, 1998)
  • Dora Bruder (1997); English translations: Dora Bruder (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999), The Search Warrant (London: Random House / Boston: Harvill Press, 2000)
  • Des inconnues (1999)
  • La Petite Bijou (2001)
  • Accident nocturne (2003)
  • Un pedigree (2004)
  • Dans le café de la jeunesse perdue (2007)
  • L'Horizon (2010)
  • L'Herbe de nuit (2012)
  • Pour que tu ne te perdes pas dans le quartier (2014)

Filmography

Screenplays

Adaptations of his novels

  • Une jeunesse (from the novel of same title) directed by Moshé Mizrahi, 1983
  • Le parfum d'Yvonne (from the novel Villa triste) directed by Patrice Leconte, 1994
  • Te quiero de Manuel Poirier (from the novel Dimanches d'août), 2001
  • Charell de Mikhael Hers, moyen-métrage (from the novel De si braves garçons), 2006




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