1881 – Born on the 29th of August in Vichy.
1908 – Poèmes par un riche amateur, published, received Octave Mirbeau’s vote for Prix Goncourt.
1924-1929 – He helped translate and popularise Samuel Butler, as well as James Joyce whose Ulysses was translated by Auguste Morel under Larbaud’s supervision.
1935 – An attack of hemiplegia and aphasia left him paralysed.
1952 – Despite his illness, he continued to receive many honorary titles, and he was awarded the Prix National des Lettres.
1957 – Died on the 2nd of February in Vichy.
– The Prix Littéraire Valery Larbaud was created by L’Association Internationale des Amis de Valery Larbaud, a group created to promote the author’s work.