Writer, Prix Goncourt in 1969, (b. 16 September 1913).Félicien Marceau is the pen-name of Louis Carette, who was born in Kortenberg, near Brussels, in 1913. He studied Literature and Philosophy at the University of Leuven and joined the Institut national de la radiodiffusion (the Belgian broadcasting company) in 1936. He continued to make broadcasts under the German occupation, finally resigning in 1942. At the liberation of Belgium in 1944, he was denounced as a collaborator and fled to Italy, then to France, where he changed his name and was granted French nationality. He became a member of the Paris literary scene and published plays, novels and essays, including En de secrètes noces (1953) Balzac et son monde (1955) and L’Oeuf (1956). His style has been described as close to that of Somerset Maugham, touched with the black humour of Marcel Aymé. His novel Creezy won the Prix Goncourt in 1969, and he was elected to the Académie Française in 1975.