|Born||July 10, 1919
|Died||May 20, 2009
|Occupation||Novelist, poet, critic|
|Genres||fable, poetry, novel|
|Notable work(s)||Mon cartable|
Pierre Gamarra (Toulouse, July, 10, 1919 – Argenteuil, May, 20, 2009) was a French writer. He was a poet and novelist. He is known for his poems and novels for the children. Pierre Gamarra also worked for a literary review, Europe.
Life[change | edit source]
Pierre Gamarra was born in Toulouse in 1919. From 1938 until 1940, he was a teacher in the south of France. He later became a journalist. In 1948, he received an international prize for his novel, The Fiery House. In 1951 he began working for the literary review Europe. Most of his novels are based in the southwest of France. That is the region where is was born. His books are not yet translated into English. His poems for children are well known by French schoolchildren.
Sources[change | edit source]
- Interview with Pierre Gamarra.- Tohoku University, Japan : Faculty of Letters Bulletin, 27 (Year 2006)