The name of Georges Simenon is linked to the astronomical figures racked up by the sales of almost two hundred titles (191 to be exact): 550 million copies sold to many millions of readers around the world. A big part of this stellar success is Inspector Maigret, who features in almost a hundred of his novels. Now the name of this prolific and bestselling writer, born in Belgium and who lived in Paris for much of his life, is becoming literary news again thanks to new editions of some of his novels, published together by Anagrama and Acantilado, as well as to the recent release of the film Maigret by Patrice Leconte, starring Gerard Depardieu. Two people who know his work well will talk about Simenon’s life and work at the Hay Festival Segovia: his son John Simenon, who manages his father’s bequest and has been involved in the production of some of the films based on his work; and Caroline Michel, an outstanding British cultural figure and Chair of the global Hay Festivals.
Simenon and Caroline Michel will talk to the writer and journalist Miquel Molina, Assistant Editor of La Vanguardia.
The event will be presented by María Sheila Cremaschi, director of Hay Festival Segovia, Florence VanHolsbeeck, economic and commercial counsellor and representative of Wallonia-Brussels International (WBI) and Pablo Gonzalo, Global Head of Culture and Knowledge of Fundación Telefónica.
With simultaneous translation from Spanish to English and vice versa