Albert Camus, Room 12
Albert Camus (born in 1913, at Saint-Paul de Mondovi, Algeria, died 1960, at Villeblevin), was one of those writers who left his mark on the 20th century. He was a novelist, playwright, essayist, journalist and philosopher. He is particularly well-known for his humanist ideas which were founded on his realisation of the absurdity of the human condition and his political opinions. In 1957 he was the 9th French man to receive a Nobel Prize for Literature. He was killed in a road accident on 4th January 1960, along with Michel Gallimard, the nephew of the publisher, Gaston Gallimard.