Georges Simenon’s Romans Durs at Penguin Classics

This post was intended to be a private note, but I have thought it might be of interest as well for some (if any) readers of this blog. Penguin, Simenon’s British paperback publishers since 1952, have begun the admirable project of issuing, at the rate of one per month, new translations of all the Maigret novels, to be followed by some of the ‘romans durs’. To my knowledge Penguin has published so far:

The Mahé Circle, Georges Simenon (Author), Sian Reynolds (Translator) Penguin Classics, 5 Jun. 2014. Original title: Le cercle des Mahé, 1946

Mr Hire’s Engagement, Georges Simenon (Author), Anna Moschovakis (Translator) Penguin Classics, 6 Nov. 2014. Original title: Les fiançailles de Monsieur Hire, 1933

The Blue Room, Georges Simenon (Author), Linda Coverdale (Translator) Penguin Classics, 1 Jan. 2015. Original title: La chambre bleue, 1964

Source: Penguin Modern Classics