Gibeau, Yves


Yves Gibeau was born in 1916. He spent a large part of his childhood and teenage years in the various military institutions of which his father was a member. Mobilized in 1939, he was taken prisoner in 1940 and then repatriated in 1941. After the liberation, he joined the editorial staff of the daily newspaper Combat, where he worked, notably, with Albert Camus, and was a regular contributor to the French papers L’Équipe and L’Express (in charge of crossword puzzles). The next-door neighbor of a certain Boris Vian, the multitalented Gibeau also wrote songs. Yves Gibeau died in 1994.

His novel Les gros sous (1953) won the Novel for the People Award (Prix du roman populiste) in 1953.