Marguerite Duras (1914-1996)

Death: 3rd March 1996
Location: Cimetière du Montparnasse, Paris, France
Cause of death: Cancer - throat
Photo taken by: David N. Lotz
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French writer and film director. She was the author of many novels, plays, films, interviews, essays and short fiction, including her best-selling, apparently autobiographical work, L'Amant / The Lover (1984) which describes her youthful affair with a Chinese man; it was awarded the Goncourt prize in 1984.