Georges Simenon


Born
in Liège, Belgium
February 13, 1903

Died
September 04, 1989

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Georges Joseph Christian Simenon (1903 – 1989) was a Belgian writer. A prolific author who published nearly 500 novels and numerous short works, Simenon is best known as the creator of the fictional detective Jules Maigret.
Although he never resided in Belgium after 1922, he remained a Belgian citizen throughout his life.

Simenon was one of the most prolific writers of the twentieth century, capable of writing 60 to 80 pages per day. His oeuvre includes nearly 200 novels, over 150 novellas, several autobiographical works, numerous articles, and scores of pulp novels written under more than two dozen pseudonyms. Altogether, about 550 million copies of his works have been printed.

He is best known, however, for his 75 novels and 28 short stories
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Pietr the Latvian (Maigret #1)

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La camera azzurra

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3.92 avg rating — 4,134 ratings — published 1964 — 55 editions
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Dirty Snow

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3.92 avg rating — 2,792 ratings — published 1948 — 57 editions
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The Man Who Watched Trains ...

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3.84 avg rating — 3,641 ratings — published 1938 — 61 editions
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The Yellow Dog (Maigret #6)

3.69 avg rating — 3,431 ratings — published 1931 — 93 editions
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The Late Monsieur Gallet (M...

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The Hanged Man of Saint-Pho...

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3.82 avg rating — 2,217 ratings — published 1931 — 9 editions
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The Train

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3.80 avg rating — 1,514 ratings — published 1961 — 25 editions
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Maigret and the Madwoman

3.75 avg rating — 1,346 ratings — published 1970 — 15 editions
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Maigret Sets a Trap (Maigre...

3.90 avg rating — 1,635 ratings — published 1955 — 40 editions
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Pietr the Latvian The Carter of 'La Providence' The Late Monsieur Gallet The Hanged Man of Saint-Pho... A Man's Head The Yellow Dog The Night at the Crossroads
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Monsieur Lundi
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Peine de mort
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“Writing is not a profession but a vocation of unhappiness. I don't think an artist can ever be happy.”
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“We are all potentially characters in a novel--with the difference that characters in a novel really get to live their lives to the full.”
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“It just happened. As though a moment comes when it's both necessary and natural to make a decision that has long since been made. ”
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