Death: 15th April 1986
Cause of death: Accidental - a result of a fall in a hotel room
Location: Spanish Cemetery, Larache, Morocco
Photo taken by: Iain MacFarlaine
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French novelist, playwright, poet, essayist, and political activist. Early in his life he was a vagabond and petty criminal, but he later took to writing. His major works include the novels The Thief's Journal (1949), and Our Lady of the Flowers (1944).