Jean-René Huguenin, born 1 March 1936 in Paris, died 22 September 1962, was a French writer. He began writing articles for La Table ronde and Arts at the age of 20. In 1960 he published his first and only novel, La Côte sauvage, which became a critical success and was praised by François Mauriac and Julien Gracq. The book was published in the United States in 1961 as The Other Side of the Summer and the United Kingdom in 1963 as A Place of Shipwreck.On 22 September 1962, Huguenin died in a car accident at the age of 26.
In 2013 a biography on Huguenin by Jérôme Michel was published under the title Un jeune mort d’autrefois – Tombeau de Jean-René Huguenin