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Georges Simenon (1963)
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Georges Joseph Christian Simenon (1903-1989) was a Belgian writer. He lived in Paris in the 1920s and 1930s, moved to the US in 1945, and back to Europe in 1955.   

He published nearly 200 novels and numerous short works.  He is best known as the creator of the fictional detective Jules Maigret.