The 2008 Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to French writer Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio. The announcement described Le Clézio as an "author of new departures, poetic adventure and sensual ecstasy, explorer of a humanity beyond and below the reigning civilization."
As usual, you can find excellent coverage and additional information about Le Clézio over at the Literary Saloon.
El País' 50 books of the year - *El País* has published their annual list of the top 50 books to appear in Spain in the past year, as selected by critics and writers; see 1-30 and ...
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