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Georges Perec

Georges Perec was born in Paris in 1936 and died in the same city four days before his forty-sixth birthday in 1982. His parents were Jews who had migrated to France from Poland; both died during the Second World War – his father as a soldier during the German invasion of France, his mother in Auschwitz-Birkenau. His works include Les Choses, which was awarded the Prix Renaudot in 1965, and W ou le souvenir d’enfance.