Henri Charrière

French convict and author

1906   -   1973

genre: memoir
country of citizenship: France
native language: French
occupation: writer, criminal, screenwriter

Henri Charrière (French pronunciation: ​[ɑ̃ʁi ʃaʁjɛʁ]; 16 November 1906 – 29 July 1973) was a French writer, convicted as a murderer by the French courts. In jail he wrote the famous novel Papillon, a memoir of his incarceration in and escape from a penal colony in French Guiana. While Charrière claimed that Papillon was largely true, modern researchers believe that much of the book’s material came from other inmates, rather than Charrière himself. Charrière denied committing the murder, although he freely admitted to having committed various other petty crimes prior to his incarceration.
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works

2

Banco

book

author: Henri Charrière

1973

Papillon

1969 memoir by convicted felon Henri Charrière

author: Henri Charrière

1969

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