Jules Renard was born in Châlons-du-Maine, France in 1864, and was a poet, novelist, playwright, a member of the Académie Goncourt, and the mayor of the town of Chitry. His most famous works include Nature Stories, L’Écornifleur, and his posthumously published Journal. Poil de Carotte has been adapted numerous times for the screen. Renard died in 1910.
French, February 1864 – May 1910