Vercors, real name Jean-Marcel Adolphe Bruller, is a French illustrator and writer. He was born to a French mother (Ernestine Bourbon, teacher) and a father of Jewish-Hungarian origin (Louis Bruller).
A pacifist until 1938, he was mobilized during the Second World War near Romans beneath the Vercors massif. He then joined the Resistance and took the pseudonym of Vercors.
In 1941, he co-founded, with Pierre de Lescure, Éditions de Minuit, a clandestine publishing house, and published there his short story “Le silence de la mer” (1942), which has since become a “classic” work.