Georges Simenon

Georges Simenon

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Georges Joseph Christian Simenon was a Belgian writer.
Born in Li├Ęge, Belgium, in 1903, Georges 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.
He is best known, however, for his 75 novels and 28 short stories featuring Commissaire Maigret.
In 1966, Simenon was given the MWA's highest honor, the Grand Master Award and in 2005 he was nominated for the title of De Grootste Belg (The Greatest Belgian).
He died in 1989.