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Henry Troyat, USSR Author.

Background

Troyat, Henry was born on November 1, 1911. Son of an Armenian merchant.

Education

Educated in France.

Career

Left Russia with his parents after the October Revolution 1917. Became a well-known French author. Wrote a series of successful biographical novels on Russian literary figures (Dostoevskii, Pushkin, Lermontov, Gogol).

Member of the French Academy, 1959. Lives in Paris.