There is not a great deal of biographical or even critical material available about Clerc, even though he actively published novels throughout the 1980s and '90s. One thing I did find is a Paris Match magazine article written by him in 1960 about the novelist Georges Simenon, the creator of Inspector Maigret mysteries and other works.
There is wonderful photography with the article—here is one image. The text is mostly about Simenon's writing process, and you can sense the envy the author has for his subject's considerable success. Michel may even model his later career as a novelist on his admiration and/or jealousy for Simenon. Make sure you read the hilarious note at the bottom of the page that suggests what Simenon thought of Clerc.
|Georges Simenon in his study. Credit: Izis, Paris Match, 1960|