Roger Vrigny (19 May 1920, Paris – 16 August 1997, Lille) was a 20th-century French writer. A professor, Roger Vrigny turned to the theater in 1950 by founding a small company ("La Compagnie du Miroir"), before devoting himself to literature with his first novel, Arban, in 1954. He entered literature under the aegis of the writer and poet Robert Mallet. Also a radio personality, Roger Vrigny hosted the program Belles Lettres on the ORTF in 1955, then the Matinée littéraire on France Culture from 1966. For thirty years, he animated various literary programs, the most recent being "Lettres Ouvertes", aired every Wednesday on France Culture. He was a member of the jury of the Prix Renaudot. Roger Vrigny never stopped working as a novelist, essayist and publisher, all activities also marked by discretion and demand.
In 1963, he received the Prix Femina for his book La Nuit de Mougins, and in 1989 the Grand prix de littérature de l'Académie française for all of his work.
His last published work, Instants dérobés (Éditions Gallimard, 1996), was composed of extracts from his diary held from 1972 to 1991.
He died at the age of 77. He is buried in Picardy, in his village of adoption Wiry-au-Mont.
TV Shows 3
Je suis vivante et je vous aime (1998)
Le garçon d'orage (1997)
La règle de l'homme (1994)
L'Or du diable (1989)
La métamorphose (1983)
L'Ennemi de la mort (1981)
Under the Sign of the Bull (1969)
Deathday1997-08-16 (77 years old)
Place of birthParis, France
AwardsGrand prix de littérature de l'Académie française, Prix Femina
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