Romain Gary
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"Romain Gary", born "Roman Kacew", and also known by other pen names, like "Émile Ajar", was a French diplomat, novelist, film director and World War II aviator of Lithuanian Jews/Litvak origin. He is the only author to have won the Prix Goncourt twice (under his current name and under another pseudonym).

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