1913 – Born in France. A French novelist.
1944 – His first novel, Les innocents de Paris ("The Innocent of Paris"), was published.
1948-1950 – He wrote Notre prison est un royaume ("Our Prison is a Kingdom") and Il est minuit, docteur Schweitzer ("It is midnight, Doctor Schweitzer").
1955 – His book, Chiens perdus sans collie, was filmed starring Jean Gabin and Robert Dalban.