François Augiéras was born in Rochester, New York, where his father taught the piano at the Eastman School of Music. He moved to Dordogne in France with his mother after his father died while he was still a child. At the age of fourteen, he left home and started on a nomadic life. In 1944, he joined the French Navy. He spent some time in a psychiatric asylum and in a monastery. He later moved to El Goléa, where his uncle lived. His first novel, The Old Man and the Child, is loosely based on the avuncular rapport that ensued.
He died in a public hospital in Dordogne in 1971.
- The Old Man and the Child (1954)
- Zirara (1957)
- Le Voyage des morts(1959)
- Une adolescence au temps du Maréchal et de multiples aventures(1968)
- Un voyage au Mont Athos (1970)
- Sorcerer's Apprentice (1964)
- Domme ou l'Essai d'occupation(1982)
- Les Barbares d'Occident (1990)
- Lettres à Paul Placet (2000)
- Le Diable ermite (2002)
- La Chasse fantastique (2005)
- The Association François Augiéras is headquartered in Domme, Dordogne, France.
- The Double Steps, a 2012 film directed by Isaki Lacuesta, based on François Augiéras.
- Robert Aldrich, Who's Who in Contemporary Gay and Lesbian History: From World War II to the Present Day, Routledge, 2000, pp. 22-23 
- Manohla Dargis, Following an Artist’s Footsteps in the Sand, The New York Times, September 30, 2012
- Jay Weissberg, The Double Steps, Variety, September 26, 2011
- Robert Aldrich, Colonialism and Homosexuality, Routledge, 2002, p. 345 
- Association François Augiéras