In France died famous writer Maurice Druon

In France died famous writer Maurice DruonIn France 91 year of life died a famous writer, historian and social activist Maurice Druon, AFP reports citing the message of the Secretary of the French Academy Elen Karrer d ances.According to her, the writer died at his home Tuesday at 18:00. "It was a very close friend, his death is a huge loss to the French Academy," said d ances.Maurice Druon was born in Paris on April 23, 1918. The son of actor Lazarus Kessel, a native of Orenburg, who along with his family in 1908 left Russia and moved to nice, playing acting under the pseudonym Siber, but committed suicide at the age of 21 years. Maurice took the surname of his stepfather, R. Druon. He studied at the Department of literature in Paris.Druon is one of the most famous contemporary French writers. He is the author of such famous works as "the Iron king", "the Prisoner Chateau Giara", "Poison and crown", "French wolf". 90-year-old Druon - life member of the French Academy, former Minister of cultural Affairs (1973-1974).For his first large work, "powers that be", written in 1948, Druon was awarded the highest literary award of France - the Goncourt prize.Maurice Druon known not only as a writer but also as a political and social activist. During the Second world war, he participated in the resistance movements, and "Free France", was a war correspondent."Maurice Druon will be remembered primarily as the author of the famous "Song of the partisans", the words which he wrote together with Joseph Kessel. Druon risked his life as a member of the resistance Movement - and this passionate love for France and freedom has never left him," said French President Nicolas Sarkozy after the news of the passing of Druon.Born Maurice Druon originates from three regions - Flanders, Brazil and Russia. "My father is a native of Russia, from the family of the Orenburg doctor told the writer himself. - My first trip to Russia took place in 1951 - and then I repeatedly returned there.".

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