- Category : Writers-Fiction
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 2/5 - Hermit / Heretic
- Definition : Split - Small (30,55)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Laws 3
"Prolific and polemical" Roy, born an Algerian pied noir and sent to a Roman Catholic seminary, used his experiences as the French colony and during his service in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War to inspire a number of his words.
He began writing in 1946, while still in service, and continued to publish fiction and historical works after his resignation in 1953 in protest of the First Indochina War.
He was an outspoken critic of French colonialism and the Algerian War of Independence and later civil war, as well as a strongly religious man.
He died 15 June 2000.