Georges Simenon
Date of Birth
Feb 13, 1903
Birth Place:
Liege, Belgium


One of the most prolific writers of detective fiction in France and the creator of Inspector Maigret, Georges Simenon was only a teen when he got his start working as a newspaper journalist. By the time he was 19, he had published his first novel and had begun supplying stories for a number of French tabloids. As a novelist he wrote around two score novels under 17 different names between 1924...