Georges Perec grew up with his uncle and aunt because his father and mother died during World War II. He stopped studying to become a writer. In 1965, he wrote his first book, Les Choses. In 1967, he became a OuLiPo member. Then he wrote La Disparition, a novel written without using the letter E (!) and Les Revenentes, a novel written without using the letters A, I, O, U (!!!) He adapted one of his novels, The Man Who Sleeps (1974) with Bernard Queysanne. He's regarded as one of the most important French writer of the 20th century.