Author, Journalist, Editor
Born 1888, presumably in France
I know very little of André Linville, and what I write here comes from several different sources, most of which are in French. I hope that what I write is correct. Maybe a French reader of this posting can offer something more.
André Linville was the nom de plume of André L'Heureux, a French author, journalist, and editor born in 1888. Under that nom de plume, L'Heureux coauthored a book called La Boxe, traité pratique et complet with Jacques Mortane, published in 1908. In 1914, an utterly disastrous war came to Europe. Like every one of his countrymen, Linville played his part, although I can't say that he was a combatant. In 1916, however, he founded and became editor of Journal des Combattants et des mutilés, a title that I translate as Journal of Combatants and the Mutilated. I believe Linville ran for political office after the war. He also created a patriotic association called Flamme de la Nation in 1934. It was probably not by coincidence that Adolf Hitler had risen to power in Germany in the previous year. In 1935, Editions Chantel of Paris issued André Linville's collection La Dernière Traversée et Autres Récits (The Last Crossing and Other Stories). There are seven stories in the collection. The last, if I read it correctly, is called "TSF." That story was translated and reprinted in Weird Tales as "Dead Man's Schooner" in December 1939, only three months after Europe had once again gone to war.
I found a source indicating that André Linville died in 1963, but I can't confirm that as the year of his death.
Andre Linville's Story in Weird Tales
"Dead Man's Schooner" (Dec. 1939)
If you search the Internet, you're likely to find the same sources I found. Even the French version of Wikipedia seems to be lacking in information on Linville.
Text and captions copyright 2014 Terence E. Hanley