François Cavanna

French writer, journalist, cartoonist, publisher and press owner

François Cavanna (22 February 1923 – 29 January 2014) was a French author and satirical newspaper editor. He helped create the Hara Kiri and Charlie Hebdo. He wrote in many of genres including reportage, satire, essays, novels, autobiography and humor. He also translated six books about famous cartoonists.[1]

François Cavanna in 2008

Cavanna was born on 22 February 1923 in Nogent-sur-Marne. his father was Italian. Cavanna died on 29 January 2014 in Créteil, France from Parkinson's disease, aged 90.


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