Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. “Diary: People Will Hate Us Again” in Georges Simenon: 1903-1989. [London]: Peters Fraser & Dunlop, 2018. Unstated, but limited to 100 copies for promotional purposes. Pp. 63 + ; Inside front and back covers are numbered. 21 x 14.7 cm.
This stapled pamphlet was produced by John Simenon, Georges Simenon Limited and Peters Fraser & Dunlop Ltd. in conjunction with the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2018. The pamphlet promotes a series of essays written about Georges Simenon. The introduction to the pamphlet states:
To launch the new Simenon publishing programme in German, Kampa Verlag have commissioned afterwords to accompany the new editions. 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the death of George Simenon and to commemorate 90 years since the creation of his magnificent Maigret series, we have collected together the first of the pieces to be published. These afterwords can be made available for all territories.
John Simenon, Georges Simenon Limited and PFD are proud to be working with distinguished publishers such as yourself all across the world.
Frankfurt, 10th October 2018
Julian Barnes’s afterword appears on pp. 36-52. He wrote the afterword to accompany Simenon’s Chez Krull, published by Kampa Verlag in October 2018.
Special thanks to Eli Keren for providing a copy of this rare publication.