Georges Simenon

Samen met de acteur Jan Teulings (links) bij het beeldje van Maigret in het Amstelhotel
*2 september 1966

‘You endured life. You didn’t live it.’

When I left for Paris at the age of nineteen, you were still a stranger to me. Come to think of it, I never called you Mama; I called you Mother, just as I never called my father Papa. How did that come about?
Georges Simenon

Georges Simenon

Georges Simenon was born in Liège, Belgium, in 1903. He is best know in Britain as the author of the Maigret novels and his prolific output of over 400 novels and short stories have made him a household name in continental Europe. He died in 1989 in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he had lived for the latter part of his life.