Better than Céline. Bukowski in french!

I'm listening to Run With The Hunted conversations with Bukowski, and they touched on the name of this french writer that I can't comprehend who the hell they are talking about. Can anyone here with better ears tell me who is it? Hopefully someone I do not know of. I'd feel embarrassed if I did, and even more deaf.

They begin to talk about him at 2:40.

Never heard of him, which is odd because according to my quick Wiki skimmed-through, he was associated with people I'm huge fan of. Thanks man!