Jules Renard

Born in Châlons-du-Maine, France, in 1864, Jules Renard 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.