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Author photo. Henri Troyat en 1994 dans sa maison de campagne

Henri Troyat en 1994 dans sa maison de campagne

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Henri Troyat was born Lev Aslanovich Tarasov to a wealthy family in Moscow. His family eventually settled in the Parisian suburb of Neuilly. Henri attended the Lycée Pasteur and later earned a law degree at the Sorbonne, after which he became a civil servant. His first novel, Faux Jour (Deceptive Light) appeared in 1935. He published more than 100 books and was elected a member of the Académie française in 1959.
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