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Georges Duhamel

French writer

1884   -   1966


genre: short story, novel
country of citizenship: France
native language: French
languages spoken, written or signed: French
educated at: Lycée Buffon
occupation: writer, poet, novelist, physician
award received: Prix Goncourt, Grand Cross of the Legion of Honour, Croix de guerre 1914–1918, Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres‎, Commander of the ordre de la Santé publique
position held: Luettelo Ranskan akatemian pääsihteereistä, president, seat 30 of the Académie française

Georges Duhamel (; French: [dy.amɛl]; 30 June 1884 – 13 April 1966) was a French author, born in Paris. Duhamel trained as a doctor, and during World War I was attached to the French Army. In 1920, he published Confession de minuit, the first of a series featuring the anti-hero Salavin. In 1935, he was elected as a member of the Académie française. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature twenty-seven times. He was also the father of the musicologist and composer Antoine Duhamel.
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