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Michel Houellebecq wins top book prize

2010-11-08 19:59
 
Paris - France's best-known living writer Michel Houellebecq won its top literary award, the Goncourt Prize, on Monday for his bestselling satire The Map and the Territory, the prize committee announced.

Houellebecq, known abroad for novels such as Atomised and Platform, had come close to winning in 1998 and 2005, but his edgy, sex-fuelled satires have also drawn accusations of obscenity and racial provocation.

The 2010 prize winner was announced by the Goncourt panel of literary bigwigs at the chic Drouant restaurant in Paris.

- AFP

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