Georges Perec, winner of the Prix Renaudot and Prix Medicis, was born in 1936. Many of his novels and essays abound with experimental word play, lists and attempts at classification.
His books include include Life: A User’s Manual hailed as ‘one of the great novels of the century’ by among others the Times Literary Supplement and the Boston Globe. His other books include A Void (written without the letter ‘e’) and W or the Memory of Childhood. He died in 1982.