Maurice Druon was a French novelist and a member of the Académie française. Born in Paris, France, Druon was the nephew of the writer Joseph Kessel, with whom he translated the Chant des Partisans, a French Resistance anthem of World War II, with music and words originally by Anna Marly. In 1948 he received the Prix Goncourt for his novel Les grandes familles. He was elected to the 30th seat of the Académie française on December 8, 1966, succeeding Georges Duhamel. On the death of Henri Troyat on 2 March 2007, he became the Dean of the Académie, its longest-serving member. While his...
|Birthdate:||April 23, 1918|
|Date of death:||April 14, 2009|
|Also known as:||Maurice de Reyniac Druon, Maurice Druon Roger Charles Samuel, Maurice Kessel|