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François Mauriac
Mauriac in 1933
Mauriac in 1933
Born François Charles Mauriac
(1885-10-11)11 October 1885
Bordeaux, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France
Died 1 September 1970(1970-09-01) (aged 84)
Paris, France
Occupation Novelist, dramatist, critic, poet, journalist
Nationality French
Education University of Bordeaux (1905)
École des Chartes
Notable awards Grand Prix du roman de l'Académie française
1926
Nobel Prize in Literature
1952
Relatives Anne Wiazemsky (granddaughter)

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François Charles Mauriac ( Occitan: Francés Carles Mauriac; 11 October 1885 – 1 September 1970) was a French novelist, dramatist, critic, poet, and journalist, a member of the Académie française (from 1933), and laureate of the Nobel Prize in Literature (1952). He was awarded the Grand Cross of the Légion d'honneur in 1958. He was a lifelong Catholic.

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