French writerDied when: 91 years 30 days (1092 months)
Star Sign: Sagittarius
Michel Tournier (French: [tuʁnje]; 19 December 1924 − 18 January 2016) was a French writer.He won awards such as the Grand Prix du roman de l'Académie française in 1967 for Friday, or, The Other Island and the Prix Goncourt for The Erl-King in 1970.
His inspirations included traditional German culture, Catholicism and the philosophies of Gaston Bachelard.He resided in Choisel and was a member of the Académie Goncourt.
His autobiography has been translated and published as The Wind Spirit (Beacon Press, 1988).He was on occasion in contention for the Nobel Prize in Literature.