Claude Simon

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Birthday
10, 1913
Birthplace
Madagascar
Death Date
Jul 6, 2005 (91)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
10, 1913
Birthplace
Madagascar
Death Date
Jul 6, 2005 (91)

About

An influential French writer, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1985. His best-known works include La Route des Flandres (1960) and Histoire (1967).

Before Fame

He fought with the French Resistance during World War II. He published his first work, Le Tricheur (The Cheat), in 1945.

Trivia

His literary works typically contain themes of war, family history, and the passage of time.

Family Life

He was born to French parents in Madagascar. He married his second wife, Rhea Karavas, in 1978, after divorcing his first wife, Yvonne Ducing.

Associated With

He became a Nobel laureate in 1985, one year before Wole Soyinka received the same honor.