Jacques Chardonne (born Jacques Boutelleau in Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire, Charente on January 2, 1884; died in La Frette-sur-Seine on May 29, 1968) is the pseudonym of French writer Jacques Boutelleau. He was a member of the so-called Groupe de Barbezieux.
Early life and career 
Raised Protestant, his American Quaker mother was an heiress to the Haviland porcelain dynasty and his father was French. His brother-in-law was of the Delamain cognac dynasty. This informed his trilogy Les Destinées Sentimentales. He was a leader of the Hussards and held in high regard for the award-winning Claire.
World War II 
He supported collaboration with the Vichy and in 1940 produced "Private Chronicle 1940", which favored the submission of Europe to Adolf Hitler. After World War II he was denounced for Nazi collaboration and spent time in prison. In an article titled "Jacques Chardonne et Mein Kampf" the 'Frenchness' of his writing was also questioned.
Death and rehabilitation 
He died in 1968 after efforts to restore his image. By the 1980s anti-totalitarian journalists like Raymond Aron began to reappraise collaborationist authors like Chardonne. In 1986 his award-winning Claire was made into a TV film and in 2001 Olivier Assayas adapted Les Destinées Sentimentales to film.
- 1932 Grand Prix du roman de l'Académie française, with Claire (Grasset)
- A la mode bull in a china shop
- The New York Times November 2, 1944
- "Tally Ho!" article in the September 18. 1944 issue of Time magazine
- Allegories of the War by Philip Watts, pg 44
- Literature and the French Resistance by Margaret Atack, pg 40
- Neither right nor left By Zeev Sternhell, David Maisel; xxvi
- The New York Times