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His Writing, His Books

Nobel Laureate Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio makes his first major U.S. appearance since being awarded the 2008 Nobel for Literature. An avid traveler, French novelist and essayist Le Clézio has written more than 40 books about exile and self-discovery, and the clash between modern civilization and traditional cultures. In announcing the prize, the Swedish Academy called Le Clézio an author of new departures, poetic adventure and sensual ecstasy, explorer of a humanity beyond and below the reigning civilization. He is joined in conversation by The New Yorkers Adam Gopnik.

Le Clezio's 30 years of connections to New Mexico

Le Clezio's origins and geographic background

Le Clezio's relation to the French language

Le Clezio's tribute to JD Salinger

Against the "littérature engagée"

Le Clezio and Camus

Nature in Le Clezio writing

Did "The Interrogation" belong to the "Nouveau roman"?

The beginning of a new era in literature with people belonging to the colonies

Witnessing colonization

About "Wandering Star"

About "The Life of Olaudah Equiano"

Is the French literature declining?

The Creole influence on Le Clezio

Is Le Clezio an activist for political causes?

How did he learn that he was awarded by the Nobel Prize?