Genevoix, Maurice

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Genevoix, Maurice Gender: M
born on 29 November 1890 at 02:00 (= 02:00 AM )
Place Decize, France, 46n50, 3e27
Timezone LMT m3e27 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 06°50' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 06°26 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 05°53'

Maurice Genevoix


French author.

Around 1919, Genevoix contracted Spanish influenza, causing him to move to the Loire. He was quite prolific during his time in the Loire area, earning a Prix Blumenthal grant from the Florence Blumenthal Foundation to support him as a professional writer. It was this grant that allowed him to continue with some of his most celebrated works, Rémi des Rauches and Raboliot, the latter of which earned him the Prix Goncourt.

In 1928, his father died, and Genevoix moved to Vernelles in Loiret. At around this time, Genevoix started to travel abroad to Canada, Scandinavia, Mexico, and Africa. Canada and Africa were both admired by the writer, the latter of which he dedicated a 1949 essay to it, Afrique blanche, Afrique noire. He was elected to the Académie française on 24 October 1946 and was formally inducted the following year. In 1950, he returned to Paris and became secretary of the Académie française in 1958. In 1970, Genevoix, who was president of the program committee of French state radio, started a television series on French writers. He was also offered theGrand Prix National de Letters.

He died on 8 September 1980.

The Académie française literary Prix Maurice Genevoix is named for him.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Gauquelin vol 6


  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Notable : Awards : Other Awards (Prix Goncourt)
  • Notable : Famous : Other Famous (elected to the Académie française)