Henri Charrière (Saint-Étienne-de-Lugdarès, 16 november 1906 – Madrid, 29 juli 1973) was een Frans crimineel en schrijver.Hij is beroemd geworden door zijn autobiografische roman Papillon (1969).. Charrière werd geboren als derde kind van onderwijzers in de Ardèche waar hij opgroeide in Ucel.Hij had twee oudere zusters. "Henri Charrière, called "Papillon," for the butterfly tattoo on his chest, was convicted in Paris in 1931 of a murder he did not commit. Henri Charrière (16. marraskuuta 1906 Ardèche, Ranska – 29. heinäkuuta 1973 Madrid, Espanja) oli ranskalainen ammattirikollinen ja kirjailija, joka tuli kuuluisaksi omaelämäkerrastaan Vanki nimeltä Papillon (1969). Henri Charrière—called Papillon in the underworld—was born to a family of teachers in Ardèche in 1906. Kirjassa hän kertoo Ranskan Guayanassa suorittamastaan elinkautisesta pakkotyörangaistuksesta ja paostaan.

Henri Charrière was a convicted murderer chiefly known as the author of Papillon, a hugely successful memoir of his incarceration in and escape from a penal colony on French Guiana. Sentenced to life imprisonment in the penal colony of French Guiana, he became obsessed with one goal: escape. Addeddate 2017-01-21 14:05:24 Identifier in.ernet.dli.2015.113024 Identifier-ark ark:/13960/t1jh9393b Ocr ABBYY FineReader 11.0 Ppi 300 Scanner Internet Archive Python library 1.1.0 French by birth, he is now Venezuelan. Henri Charrière, called "Papillon," for the butterfly tattoo on his chest, was convicted in Paris in 1931 of a murder he did not commit. Sentenced to life imprisonment in the penal colony of French Guiana, he became obsessed with one goal: escape.