- Category : Writers-Religion-Philosophy
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 3/5 - Martyr / Heretic
- Definition : Split - Small (17,56)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Eden 3
Roger Grenier (born September 19, 1919 in Caen, Calvados, France) is a French writer, journalist and radio animator. He is Regent of the Collège de ’Pataphysique.
As a youth, Grenier lived in Pau, where Andrélie opened a shop selling glasses. During the war, he attended classes taught by Gaston Bachelard at the Sorbonne before actively participating in the 1944 liberation of Paris. He joined Albert Camus at the newspaper Combat then at France Soir. As a journalist, he followed post-war trials which inspired his first essay in 1949 Le Rôle d'accusé. Grenier has been a radio animator, writer for television and cinema, and a member of the Gallimard board. He is recipient of the Grand prix de l'Académie française in 1985 for his body of work of more than thirty works: novels including the best-sellers Le Palais d'hiver 1965 and Ciné-roman Prix Femina in 1972, as ell as essays and memoirs. He is best known in the United States for his work The Difficulty of Being a Dog (Les larmes d'Ulysse), translated by Alice Kaplan. He is still writing and is a busy conference attendee, speaking about his works, literature, Gallimard, or his friends: Albert Camus, and Brassaï.