Pierre Louis Boileau

Frans schrijversduo bestaande uit Pierre Louis Boileau en Thomas Narcejac.

Boileau-Narcejac is the nom de plume by which French crime fiction writers Pierre Boileau (28 April 1906 – 16 January 1989) and Pierre Ayraud, aka Thomas Narcejac (3 July 1908 – 9 June 1998) collaborated. A number of their publications were adapted for cinema, including Celle qui n'était plus, as Les Diaboliques (1955), directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot, and D'entre les morts, as Vertigo (1958), directed by Alfred Hitchcock. [1] They also notably adapted the novel Les yeux sans visage by Jean Redon into the horror movie known in English as Eyes Without a Face (1960).

Individually, Boileau and Narcejac were each winners of the prestigious Prix du Roman d'Aventures, awarded each year to the best work of detective fiction, French or foreign: Boileau for Le Repos de Bacchus during 1938 and Narcejac for La Mort est du Voyage during 1948, each a so-called locked-room mystery.

The pair met during 1948 at the award dinner for Narcejac, to which Boileau—as a prior winner—had also been invited. Their collaboration began soon afterward, with Boileau providing the plots and Narcejac the atmosphere and characterisation, not unlike Frederic Dannay and Manfred Lee (“Ellery Queen”).

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