François Cavanna, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


François Cavanna

French author and satirical newspaper editor

Date of Birth: 22-Feb-1923

Place of Birth: Nogent-sur-Marne, Île-de-France, France

Date of Death: 29-Jan-2014

Profession: writer, comedian, journalist, caricaturist, satirist

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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About François Cavanna

  • François Cavanna (22 February 1923 – 29 January 2014) was a French author and satirical newspaper editor. He contributed to the creation and success of Hara-Kiri and Charlie Hebdo.
  • He wrote in a variety of genres including reportage, satire, essays, novels, autobiography and humor.
  • He also translated six books about famous cartoonists. Cavanna was born in Nogent-sur-Marne.
  • Although raised in France, he grew up surrounded by Italian immigrants due to his father being from Bettola, Italy.
  • He treated this life in his books Les Ritals and L'œil du lapin.
  • At the age of 16, he took up various part-time jobs.
  • He delivered letters for the postal service, sold fruits and vegetables, and was a mason's apprentice.
  • His journalistic début came in 1945 when he began to work for the daily Libération. In November 1969, Hara-Kiri''s sister weekly magazine was banned .
  • Cavanna came up with the idea of renaming the magazine for the next week's issue, and thus, Charlie Hebdo was born.Later, he turned to autobiographical writing.
  • Les Ritals, dealt with his childhood, while Les Russkoffs (and later Maria) treated his experience in World War II.
  • Les Russkoffs was the novel for which he won the Prix Interallié in 1979.
  • In Bête et méchant and Les yeux plus grands que le ventre he tells his hilarious experiences in Hara-Kiri and Charlie Hebdo.
  • The final book of his published while he was still living, Lune de miel, deals with Cavanna's Parkinson disease.

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