Albert Camus, the father I knew
Catherine Camus tells Dominic Cavendish how the death of the literary star in 1960 left a wound that has never healed
It was the news that ushered in the Sixties with a violent bang. After lunch on Jan 4 1960, the car in which Albert Camus was travelling, driven by his friend and publisher Michel Gallimard, skidded off a road near the northern French town of Sens and crashed into a tree.
Camus, the 46-year-old renaissance man of post-war French literature, was killed