Enfant terrible Houellebecq wins top book prize

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VIDEO: France's best-known living writer Michel Houellebecq won the country's top literary award, the Goncourt Prize, on Monday, for his best-selling satire "The Map and the Territory". The honour was overdue for fans of Houellebecq, who came close to winning in 1998 and 2005 but has divided readers and critics with edgy, sex-fuelled tales that have drawn accusations of obscenity and racial provocation. Duration: 01:01

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