Claude Mauriac (1914–1996) was a writer and journalist and the elder son of François Mauriac. He married Marie-Claude Mante, the great-niece of Marcel Proust and Edmond Rostand. On and off he kept a journal from the age of twelve, a number of volumes of which were published in the eighties and nineties. He also wrote essays and novels, his 1959 novel Le Dîner en ville receiving the Médicis. He had a strong interest in the nouveau roman.