Dominique Lapierre: Author of Best-Selling Historical Narratives

From a Washington Post obit by Brian Murphy headlined “Dominique Lapierre, author of best-selling historical narratives, dies at 91”:

Dominique Lapierre, a globe-trotting French author who used intimate stories of struggles and triumphs for best-selling historical narratives such as the 1944 liberation of France’s capital in “Is Paris Burning?” and a 1984 chemical leak disaster in India with “Five Past Midnight in Bhopal,” died Dec. 4 at age 91.

His wife, Dominique Conchon-Lapierre, confirmed Mr. Lapierre’s death in an interview with the Var-Matin newspaper on the French Riviera. They had lived for decades in Ramatuelle, France, on the Mediterranean coast. No cause was given.