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HENRI TROYAT (1 November 1911 – 2 March 2007) was a Russian-born French author, biographer, historian and novelist.

CONTENTS

* 1 Biography * 2 Bibliography * 3 References * 4 External links

BIOGRAPHY

Troyat was born LEV ASLANOVICH TARASOV, (Russian : Лев Асланович Тарасов, Lev Aslanovich Tarasov) in Moscow to parents of mixed heritage, including Armenian , Russian , German and Georgian . According to his autobiography he states that his surname is Armenian (Torossian), while his maternal grandmother was German and his maternal grandfather was of mixed Georgian and Armenian descent. His family fled Russia after the outbreak of the revolution . After a long exodus taking them to the Caucasus on to Crimea and later by sea to Istanbul and then Venice, the family finally settled in Paris
Paris
in 1920, where young Troyat was schooled and later earned a law degree. The stirring and tragic events of this flight across half of Europe are vividly recounted by Troyat in Tant que la terre durera. His first marriage produced a son before ending in divorce. He later married the love of his life, a widow with a young daughter whom he raised as his own.

Troyat received his first literary award, Le prix du roman populaire, at the age of twenty-four, and by twenty-seven, he was awarded the Prix Goncourt
Prix Goncourt
. He published more than 100 books, novels and biographies, among them those of Anton Chekhov
Anton Chekhov
, Catherine the Great , Rasputin
Rasputin
, Fyodor Dostoyevsky , Ivan the Terrible
Ivan the Terrible
and Leo Tolstoy . Troyat's best-known work is La neige en deuil , which was adapted as an English-language film in 1956 under the title The Mountain .

Troyat was elected as a member of the Académie française in 1959. At the time of his death, he was the longest-serving member.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

* 1935: Faux Jour (Plon) * 1935: Le Vivier (Plon) * 1936: Grandeur nature (Plon) * 1937: La Clef de voûte (Plon) * 1938: L’Araigne (Plon) * 1939: La Fosse commune (Plon) * 1940: Dostoïevski (Fayard) * 1941: Le Jugement de Dieu (Plon) * 1942: Le mort saisit le vif (Plon) * 1945: Du Philanthrope à la Rouquine (Flammarion) * 1945: Le Signe du taureau (Plon) * 1946: Les Ponts de Paris
Paris
(Flammarion) * 1946: Pouchkine (Plon) * 1946: Les Vivants, pièce en trois actes (Bonne) * 1947: Tant que la terre durera, t. I (La Table ronde) * 1948: Le Sac et la Cendre, Tant que la terre durera, t. II (La Table ronde) * 1948: La Case de l’oncle Sam (La Table ronde) * 1949: Sébastien, pièce en trois actes (Opéra) * 1950: Étrangers sur la terre, Tant que la terre durera, t. III (La Table ronde) * 1951: La Tête sur les épaules (Plon) * 1952: La Neige en deuil (Flammarion) * 1952: L’Étrange Destin de Lermontov (Plon) * 1953: Les Semailles et les Moissons, t. I (Plon) * 1955: De Gratte-ciel en cocotier (Plon) * 1955: Amélie, Les Semailles et les Moissons, t. II (Plon) * 1956: La Maison des bêtes heureuses (Bias) * 1956: Sainte Russie, souvenirs et réflexions suivi de l’Assassinat d’Alexandre II (Grasset) * 1956: La Grive, Les Semailles et les Moissons, t. III (Plon) * 1957: Tendre et violente Elisabeth, Les Semailles et les Moissons, t. IV (Plon) * 1958: La Rencontre, Les Semailles et les Moissons, t. V (Plon) * 1958: Naissance d’une Dauphine (Gallimard) * 1959: La Vie quotidienne en Russie au temps du dernier tsar (Hachette) * 1959: La Lumière des justes. Tome I : Les Compagnons du Coquelicot. (Flammarion) * 1960: La Lumière des justes. Tome II : La Barynia. (Flammarion) * 1961: La Lumière des justes. Tome III : La Gloire des vaincus. (Flammarion) * 1962: La Lumière des justes. Tome IV : Les Dames de Sibérie. (Flammarion) * 1963: Une extrême amitié (La Table ronde) * 1963: La Lumière des justes. Tome V : Sophie ou la Fin des combats. (Flammarion) * 1964: Le Geste d’Ève (Flammarion) * 1965: Les Eygletière, t. I (Flammarion) * 1965: Tolstoï (Fayard) * 1966: La Faim des lionceaux, Les Eygletière, t. II (Flammarion) * 1967: La Malandre, Les Eygletière, t. III (Flammarion) * 1968: Les Héritiers de l’avenir. Tome I : Le Cahier. (Flammarion) * 1969: Les Héritiers de l’avenir. Tome II : Cent un coups de canon. (Flammarion) * 1970: Les Héritiers de l’avenir. Tome III : L’Éléphant blanc. (Flammarion) * 1971: Gogol (Flammarion) * 1972: La Pierre, la Feuille et les Ciseaux (Flammarion) * 1973: Anne Prédaille (Flammarion) * 1974: Le Moscovite, t. I (Flammarion) * 1974: Les Désordres secrets, Le Moscovite, t. II (Flammarion) * 1975: Les Feux du matin, Le Moscovite, t. III (Flammarion) * 1976: Un si long chemin (Stock) * 1976: Le Front dans les nuages