Hassouna Mosbahi was born in 1950 in Kairouan, Tunisia, and is a writer, literary critic and freelance journalist in German newspapers. He lived in Munich for twenty years from 1985 and in 2000 won the Munich Fiction Prize for the German translation of his novel [Tarshish Hallucination].

He has published, in Arabic and German, four volumes of short stories, a novel, a travel book and some non-fiction. His short story, "The Tortoise", was short-listed for the Caine Prize for African Writing in 2001.

A Tunisian Tale (AUC Press, 2011) is his first novel in English translation. He won the 2016 Mohamed Zefzef Prize for FIction, awarded by the Assilah Forum, Morocco.




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Banipal No 19 Spring 2004
Banipal No 10 /11, Spring 2001/Summer 2001
Banipal No 34 The World of Arab Fiction (2009)
Banipal No 6 Autumn 1999
Banipal No 1 February 1998
Banipal No 49 A Cornucopia of Short Stories (2014)
Banipal No 60 Alaa al-Deeb, A Writer Apart
Banipal No 39 Modern Tunisian Literature (2010)
Banipal No 41 Celebrating Adonis (2011)


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