|Intro||French novelist, screenwriter, and critic|
|Was||Politician Screenwriter Writer French Resistance fighter|
|Type||Activism Film, Television, Stage and Radio Literature Military Politics|
|Birth||6 July 1906, Orange, France|
|Death||20 October 1990, Paris, France (aged 84 years)|
|Politics||Socialist Party, Unified Socialist Party|
Colette Audry (6 July 1906 – 20 October 1990) was a French novelist, screenwriter, and critic. Audry was born in Orange, Vaucluse. She won the Prix Médicis for the autobiographical novel Derrière la baignoire (Behind the Bathtub). As a screenwriter she first gained acclaim for The Battle for the Railway and also wrote for her sister Jacqueline. In politics she was a member of the Anti-Stalinist left (she was a member of the Workers and Peasants' Socialist Party) and an associate to Simone de Beauvoir. She died at Issy-les-Moulineaux, aged 84.
The Misfortunes of Sophie (1946)