Anatole France

Anatole France

April 16, 1844 – October 12, 1924
Countries: France

fr Anatole France (anatɔl fʁɑ̃s; born fr François-Anatole Thibault, frɑ̃swa anatɔl tibo; 16 April 1844 – 12 October 1924) was a French poet, journalist, and successful novelist with several best-sellers. Ironic and skeptical, he was considered in his day the ideal French man of letters. He was a member of the Académie française, and won the 1921 Nobel Prize in Literature "in recognition of his brilliant literary achievements, characterized as they are by a nobility of style, a profound human sympathy, grace, and a true Gallic temperament".
France is also widely believed to be the model for narrator Marcel's literary idol Bergotte in Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time.