Georges Perec was a French writer (1936-1982). He is known for his experiments on the language. He wrote a long novel, "La Disparition" (in English A Void), without the letter e, which is by far the most common letter in French. He was not only an expert in playing with language, but a great novelist, with "La vie mode d'emploi", a novel which tells the story of all the people who lived in a building in Paris during several decades.