François Mauriac( 11 October 1885 - 1 September 1970 )
François Charles Mauriac was a French novelist, dramatist, critic, poet, and journalist, a member of the ">Académie française , and laureate of the Nobel Prize in Literature . He was awarded the Grand Cross of the >Légion d'honneur in 1958.
François Charles Mauriac was born in Bordeaux, France. He studied literature at the University of Bordeaux, graduating in 1905, after which he moved to Paris to prepare for postgraduate study at the >École des Chartes.
On 1 June 1933 he was elected a member of the Académie française, succeeding >Eugène Brieux.
Mauriac had a bitter dispute with Albert Camus immediately following the liberation of France in World War II. At that time, Camus edited the resistance paper Combat while Mauriac wrote a column for Le Figaro. Camus said newly liberated...