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.
Nanni Balestrini (1935-2019) - Italian author Nanni Balestrini has passed away; see, for example, the *Artforum* report. Several of his works have been translated into Engl...
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