was born in Tunisia in 1974. He has published two collections of short stories and two novels, with the first, entitled Al-Mishrat (The Scalpel), being widely reviewed. A chapter from this novel was published in the anthology Beirut39, edited by Samuel Shimon and published by Bloomsbury (London and New York). The anthology celebrated the Hay Festival project Beirut39, a collaboration for Beirut World Book Capital where a team of judges selected the best 39 Arab authors aged 39 and under.
A chapter from his second novel The Gorilla appeared in Banipal 39 – Modern Tunisian Literature.
Banipal No 39 Modern Tunisian Literature (2010)
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Announcing the Banipal Visiting Writer Fellowship[read more]
16th International Berlin LIterature Festival 7-17 September 2016[read more]
Announcing the Inaugural Annual Lecture
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