The New York Times reports that Jean-Marie Gustave Le Crezio has been awarded the Nobel Prize for literature.
I'm not surprised that I've never heard of him, despite the fact that I do read a lot of world literature. But the last several winners are authors I had read: Lessing, Pamuk, Pinter. And the committee likes to mess with us occasionally by naming someone with whom Americans are not familiar.
To learn more [something] about Le Clezio, see these biobibliographical notes.