- Category : Writers-Fiction
- Type : GE
- Profile : 5/1 - Heretical / Investigator
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Individualism 2
French journalist, novelist and essayist.
He published under various pseudonyms. Laurent was a prolific historical novelist and screenwriter.
In 1964, he violently attack General de Gaulle in his pamphlet Mauriac de Gaulle, he was convicted for "insulting the head of state."
Leaving politics, in 1971 Jacques Laurent won the Goncourt Prize for his novel The Nonsense, and two years later, the Prince Pierre de Monaco Literary Award.
On 26 June 1986 he was elected to the French Academy.
Jacques Laurent committed suicide on 29 December 2000, Paris. In September 2011, a friend of him, Christophe Mercier, revealed that the writer committed suicide because the sadness following the death of his wife a few months earlier.