Albert Camus

1913- 1960





Albert Camus was born on November 7, 1913 in French Algeria. He went to University of Algiers and received a B.A.Camus joined the communist party. Camus moved to France prior to World War II. He was a member of the Resistance during the War.

Novelist and essayist Albert Camus is remembered for his existentialist works such as The Stranger, The Plague, and The Rebel. Although once close to Jean Paul Sartre, Camus broke off the relationship over the issue of Stalinist policies of the early 1950s. Camus received the Nobel Prize for literature in 1957. He died in a car accident in 1960.