April 20, an envelope with a commemorative stamp dedicated to the 100th birth anniversary of Maurice Druon (1918–2009), a novelist, is to be put into circulation as part of the “World Cultural Celebrities” series
Maurice Samuel Roger Charles Druon was a French novelist, dramaturgist, scientist and political personality.
Les Grandes Familles
trilogy (1948–1951) brought Marice Druon glory as a novelist. Maurice Druon wrote over 50 novels throughout his life. Among the most famous are Cloud of Fire, Mégarée, The Last Detachment, Des Seigneurs de la pleine, La Volupté d’être, Alexander the Great, Les Mémoires de Zeus, The Power
and many more.
In 1967 Maurice Druon became a member of the Académie française, of which he served as Perpetual Secretary for fourteen years. He dealt with the issues of development of literature and arts, worked on an academic dictionary. The novelist was a French Minister of Cultural Affairs in 1973–1974.
Maurice Druon received a number of high state awards and titles, he was a winner of many prestigious literary awards.
The envelope with a commemorative stamp depicts Maurice Druon’s portrait against an illustration to his book of The Accursed Kings
In addition to the envelope with a commemorative stamp, JSC Marka is to produce a special cancellation postmark for Moscow.
Design: V. Khablovsky.
Circulation: 1 million.