Acclaimed fiction writer, biographer, and historian whose a lot more than 100 French-language works consist of L’Araigne, Les Ponts de Paris, and La Neige en deuil. He released his debut book, Faux Jour, in 1935. 3 years later on, he received the renowned Prix Goncourt. His most well-known book, La neige en deuil, was modified right into a 1956 film entitled The Hill. He was created in Moscow, Russia. He and his family members relocated to Paris, France in 1920. He had written a biography of acclaimed Russian playwright Anton Chekhov.