Marguerite Duras has been writing romance books for over 35 years and has published 9 books in that time. Quite a few of her books are set in contemporary times.
A very popular series by Marguerite Duras are the historical angsty The Lover books, featuring 20th century tropes. The most favourited books by Marguerite Duras are Hiroshima mon amour, The Malady of Death, The North China Lover and Os Insolentes. Her latest book is The North China Lover which was published in 2008.
If you want to get started with Duras's novels, why not try The Lover (The Lover #1).