Death at 101 of Michel Peyramaure, “master of the historical novel”
Master of the historical novel, author of more than a hundred books, the historian Michel Peyramaure died at the age of 101, Calmann-Lévy editions announced on Saturday. “It is a tutelary figure of literature who is leaving us”, indicates the publishing house on Twitter.
“Master of the historical novel, author of a monumental work of more than a hundred novels. Very attached to his city of Brive, he had recently published Inventory before closing and received the grand prize of the Society of People of Letters for all of his work, ”also writes the publishing house.
At the origin of the Brive Book Fair
With his friends from Corrèze Claude Michelet and Denis Tillinac, he founded the School of Brive in the 1980s, a movement in the tradition of the popular novel of the 19th century. He is also at the origin, with others, of the Brive Book Fair, which has become an unmissable literary event.
This asserted provincial published at the frantic pace of two to three times certain years. His novels are mostly historical (“L’Orange de Noël”, “La Passion cathare”, “Les Prisonniers de Cabrera”, “Le Roman des Croisades”…), alongside biographies of illustrious characters, often fictionalized, in particular of Joan of Arc, Henri IV, Napoleon and Sarah Bernhardt.
Translated into fifteen languages, he has also authored children’s books and local guides.