Terre des Hommes (Wind, Sand and Stars , 1939)

This memoir won the Grand Prix du roman de l’Académie française. It details his experiences as an airmail pilot in the Sahara Desert and the Andes Mountains, reflecting on the nature of humanity and the bond between people.

English: Wind, Sand and Stars
Indonesian: Bumi Manusia

Vol de Nuit (Night Flight, 1931)

This novel, which earned him the Prix Femina, is based on his experiences working for the airmail service. It explores the risks and existential reflections of night-time airmail flights in South America.

French: Vol de Nuit
Indonesian: Terbang Malam (1956)
Indonesian: Terbang Malam (1979)
Indonesian: Terbang Malam (2000)
Indonesian: Penerbangan Malam
Indonesian Comic: Night Flight

Pilote de Guerre (Flight to Arras, 1942)

A memoir of a reconnaissance mission during the Battle of France in 1940. It provides a profound meditation on war, heroism, duty, and the meaning of life.

Courrier Sud (Southern Mail, 1929)

Saint-Exupéry’s first novel, which draws on his experience as a mail pilot in the Sahara and explores themes of isolation, bravery, and the human desire for connection.

Lettre à un Otage (Letter to a Hostage, 1943)

A short work addressing a Léon Werth, who were living in occupied France during World War II, exploring themes of empathy, solidarity, and the universality of human suffering.

Citadelle (Wisdom of the Sands, posthumous 1948)

Published posthumously in 1948, it is the most profound and ambitious works of St-Ex. Unlike his other writings that often draw directly from his experiences as an aviator, this book is a philosophical treatise and meditation on leadership, responsibility, and human values, presented in the form of a fictional narrative.