Searching for Simenon
You don't have to be called Maigret to unearth the traces of Simenon on the Web. Known as 'the timber wolf', the creator of the famous inspector would have appreciated the large space that the University of Liège has on its servers at the Center for Georges Simenon Studies. Rich in numerous theses, a computerized catalog, a biography of the author and a set of links, the address provides convenient information on the Fonds Simenon, comprising all the literary archives especially bequeathed to the university by the author.
Less official, but no less complete, the best fan site dedicated to the author is the fruit of the unremitting labor of a valorous... Steve Trussel (and no, he's not from Liège), who has maintained his Simenon's Inspector Maigret since 1996. As its name indicates, the site is more concerned with the man with the pipe than his parent. Besides a river of information, it harbors one of the most active Maigret forums on the internet.
As it must, for the Simenon Year, the city of Liège provides, with its Simenon au pays de Liège site, an interactive agenda of the set of Simenon festivities organized in the ardent Cité. To see: a list of restaurants proposing 'Maigret' menus. In the Cent auteurs à l'écran section of the Médiathèque site, a set of texts details the audiovisual documents available on loan. Finally, still under construction, the Tout Simenon site, on the Editions Omnibus server, plans to provide a computer counterpart of a 992 page work dedicated to the most prolific Belgian writer.