The Guardian - 25/02/2020 - Sam Jordison - I’m very pleased to say that John Simenon, son of famous Belgian novelist Georges Simenon – the subject of the reading group this past month – will be joining us for a webchat on 28 February at 1pm GMT.
As well as working in the film industry since the 1970s, John has managed the literary estate of his father for more than 25 years. He is the moral rights director of the Georges Simenon estate and has been closely involved with the recent Penguin translation series, which has provided so much pleasure and fruitful discussion for us.
The work of managing such a huge and culturally vital estate sounds fascinating. Simenon’s hundreds of books have been translated into more than 50 languages. “Since I manage his estate and negotiate with publishers and film producers all over the world, I get weekly requests for translations and adaptations of Simenon titles I’d never even heard of,” John has said...>>>
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