Claude Mauriac

French writer

1914   -   1996

movement: Nouveau Roman
country of citizenship: France
native language: French
language of expression: French
occupation: journalist, diarist, screenwriter, literary critic, film critic, writer
award received: Prix Médicis, Prix Sainte-Beuve, Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres‎, Prix Pierre de Régnier

Claude Mauriac (25 April 1914, Paris – 22 March 1996) was a French author and journalist, the eldest son of the author François Mauriac. He was the personal secretary of Charles de Gaulle from 1944 to 1949, before becoming a cinema critic and arts person of Le Figaro. He was the author of several novels and essays, and co-scripted the movie adaptation of his father's novel Thérèse Desqueyroux. He also wrote a study of the novelist Marcel Proust, his wife's great-uncle. Mauriac was also a close friend of French philosopher Michel Foucault.
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