3 March 2018

Henri Béraud in Saint-Clément-des-Baleines (17), Île de Ré (17), Charente-Maritime (17)

Henri Béraud (1885–1958) scooped the Goncourt in 1922 for Le Vitriol de lune and Le Martyre de l'obèse. His politics veered from extreme left to extreme right, he was condemned to death for collaboration in 1944, although several writers (notably François Mauriac) argued in his favour, and Charles De Gaulle pardoned him. He was freed in 1950 and died in his home on Île de Ré.

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