Albert Camus was a French writer, philosopher, and a Nobel-Prize award winner. He was born on November 7, 1913, in Mondovi, Algeria. During his childhood, he lived in poverty, and thanks to his school teacher he enrolled in high school with a full scholarship.
After he finished high school he went to the university where he studied philosophy. He was a political activist and became a communist which he ended after a few years.
He was the editor of Le combat newspaper and from 1947 he focused all his time on writing. He based his work on the idea of the absurdness of human existance and stressed the problem of how modern cities are destroying human touch with nature.
His most famous works were The Crisis of a Man, The Plague, The Myth of Sisyphus, and The Stranger.