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.
Writing (and translation) in ... Burma - The *Myanmar Times* offers a top-ten list of local (Burmese) authors and translators. Very little Burmese fiction is available in translation...
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