Abdessamia Bensaber (Morocco) was born in Marrakesh in 1986. He currently lives and works as a teacher in Dakhla. He has written three short story collections and a novel. Prizes and competitions he has won include: the international Naji Naaman Prize for Creativity for his short story Dancing with the Dead (2011); the Stories On the Air competition, awarded by the BBC and the Kuwaiti Al-Arabi magazine, for two consecutive years - 2011 and 2012; best screenplay at the International Film Festival in Dakhla in 2013, for his screenplay A Day Outside the Body and the Cultural Dialogue Prize, in the short story category, in Rabat (2013). In 2013, he received a commendation from the Moroccan Writers' Union for his novel, A Little Behind the Walls (2013).