Vladimir Pozner

VLADIMIR POZNER (1905–1992) was a French writer whose prestigious career as a novelist took off in the 1930s with Tolstoï est mort (Tolstoy is Dead) and Le mors aux dents (published in English by Random House in 1938 with the title Bloody Baron: The Story of Ungern-Sternberg). A militant antifascist who took refuge in the United States during the war, Pozner was also a Hollywood screenwriter, where he got to know Bertolt Brecht and Charlie Chaplin and was nominated for an Oscar for Best Writing, Original Story for The Dark Mirror, a film noir crime drama. Backpacker, raconteur, and pioneer of literary styles, Pozner dedicated his life to giving a testimony of his times.