BORN 6 Oct 1932, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône - DIED 13 Aug 2010, Paris|
REAL NAME Klotz, Claude Paul
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Montmartre Cimetière, 20 Avenue Rachel (division 30 (ashes))
Patrick Cauvin is the pen name of Claude Paul Klotz. He published under both names. From 1951 to 1954 he studied philosophy at the Sorbonne. He was in the army during the Algerian War. After his return he taught letters at the technical high school "Eugène Ronceray" in Bezons from 1964 to 1976. In 1973 he assisted Joseph Joffo with his bestseller "Un sac de billes".
He wrote violent romans noirs under his own name, many of them about a person named Reiner (later reissued as Raner). In 1974 he sent a love story to his publisher who suggested to publish it under a different name. His "Monsieur Papa" appeared in 1976 and was made into a movie by Philippe Monnier in 1977.
His "Laura Brams" was kind of a mixed work. It was published under the name of Cauvin but it also resembled his style as Klotz. He continued writing until his death in 2010 in Paris.
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