de l'ACADÉMIE FRANÇAISE
1911 – 2007'
Henri Troyat wrote more than a hundred works. His novel L'Araigne (1938) won the prix Goncourt in the year of publication, and the author is also noted for the novel La Neige en deuil (1952), the five-volume series of novels Les Semailles et les Moissons (1953–58) and the three-volume series Viou (1980–87). He also wrote many biographies, from one on Dostoievski in 1940 to one on Goncharov, published posthumously in 2012.