November 12, 1995 in Nation/World

French Novelist Dies Of Heart Attack

Compiled From Wire Services

Jean-Louis Curtis, whose novel “Forests of the Night” won him France’s highest literary prize, died Saturday of a heart attack in a Paris hospital.

Curtis, 78, won the Goncourt Prize in 1947 for “Forests of the Night,” a fictional account of Nazi occupation through the eyes of a young village girl.

Born in the Pyrenees town of Orthez, Curtis wrote more than 30 novels, many under the pseudonym of Louis Laffitte.

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