SUCCESSFUL PUBLISHING PROGRAM: Since we began publishing these new editions in 2014, we have sold more than 160,000 copies of Simenon’s books. Each new installment in the series reliably sells between 3,000 and 4,000 copies.
CELEBRITY FANS: Simenon has an incredibly loyal readership, including such famous names as former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, actor Bill Nighy, writer Paul Theroux, and many more.
AUTHENTIC VOICE AND VISION: We are publishing Simenon’s novels chronologically in authentic new translations, bringing readers closer than ever to his powerful, consuming work and allowing them to experience it to the fullest.
LITERARY TRANSLATIONS: Some of the most highly regarded translators in the field are working on the project, including David Bellos, Anthea Bell, Sian Reynolds, and David Coward.
Praise for Georges Simenon:
“One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequaled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories.” —The Guardian
“These Maigret books are as timeless as Paris itself.” —The Washington Post
“Maigret ranks with Holmes and Poirot in the pantheon of fictional detective immortals.” —People
“I love reading Simenon. He makes me think of Chekhov.” —William Faulkner
“The greatest of all, the most genuine novelist we have had in literature.” —André Gide
“A supreme writer . . . Unforgettable vividness.” —The Independent (London)
“Superb . . . The most addictive of writers . . . A unique teller of tales.” —The Observer (London)
“Compelling, remorseless, brilliant.” —John Gray
“A truly wonderful writer . . . Marvelously readable—lucid, simple, absolutely in tune with the world he creates.” —Muriel Spark
“A novelist who entered his fictional world as if he were a part of it.”lle —Peter Ackroyd
“Extraordinary masterpieces of the twentieth century.” —John Banville
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