December 16, 2013

Weekly Wordsmith: Antoine de Saint-Exupery

French aristocrat, writer, poet, and pioneering aviator Saint-Exupery (1900-1944) set many goals in his life. He became a laureate of several of France's highest literary awards and also won the U.S. National Book Award. Among them Wind, Sand and Stars, Night Flight and The Little Prince which was translated into over 250 languages and dialects. Joining the Free French Air Force in North Africa, despite being older than the maximum age for such pilots and in declining health. He disappeared over the Mediterranean on his last assigned reconnaissance mission in July 1944. 

Photo: Anthony Masters