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Georges-Emmanuel Clancier

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Georges-Emmanuel Clancier
Georges-Emmanuel Clancier in Paris, 1987
Born(1914-05-03)3 May 1914
Limoges, France
Died4 July 2018(2018-07-04) (aged 104)
Paris, France
Occupation(s)Poet, novelist, journalist

Georges-Emmanuel Clancier (3 May 1914 – 4 July 2018) was a French poet, novelist, and journalist. He won the Prix Goncourt (poetry), the Grand Prize of the Académie française, and the grand prize of the Société des gens de lettres.

From 1955 to 1970, he worked in Paris as secretary general of the programming committees of Radiodiffusion-Télévision Française, (which later became the ORTF). In 1956 he published Le Pain noir, a series of novels in which he told, until 1961.

He was President of the PEN of France from 1976 to 1979, where he worked in the defense of writers threatened, detained, deported or exiled. In 1980 he was Vice-President of the French Commission for UNESCO, in 1987 Vice President of International PEN, and chairman of the House of Writers which was founded in 1986 to 1990.

Clancier turned 100 in May 2014 and died on 4 July 2018 from pneumonia in Paris, aged 104.[1][2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Lemaire, France (2014-05-03). "Georges-Emmanuel Clancier fête aujourd'hui ses 100 ans !" (in French). Limousin. Retrieved 2014-05-07.
  2. "L'écrivain et poète limougeaud Georges-Emmanuel Clancier est décédé". Le Populaire du Centre (in French). 4 July 2018. Retrieved 4 July 2018.