perecI was fascinated to find out recently that the brilliant French writer, Georges Perec, author of books such as Life A Users Manual and A Void (a novel written entirely without the letter ‘e’) spent a month as writer-in-residence at Australia’s University of Queensland in late 1981, a few months before his death.

I’ve been lucky enough to talk to a number of people who were part of his visit, and who shared their memories of this unique writer.

The article is published by the Sydney Review of Books here.