Via TEV:

Guadeloupe Andre Schwarz-Bart, a winner of the Prix Goncourt, has died.

Born of Polish Jewish origins in the eastern French city of Metz on May 23, 1928, Schwarz-Bart gained fame with his novel Le Dernier des Justes, or The Last of the Just, which traced a Jewish family's evolution over many centuries until the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz. It won France's prestigious Prix Goncourt in 1959.

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