Amin Zaoui


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Amin Zaoui is an Algerian novelist born in 1956. He writes in both Arabic and French. He is Professor of North African Literature and Literary Theory at the University of Algiers and previously taught in the Women’s' Studies Department at the University of Paris. In 1999, he returned to Algeria to take up the post of director of the National Library. His Arabic novels include: The Neighing of the Body (1985); The Tremor (1999); Satan's Road (2009), and The Goatherd (2011), which was longlisted for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction in 2013. Among his most successful French novels are: La Soumission (1998); Haras de Femmes (2001); Festin de Mensonges (2007) and La Chambre de la Vierge Impure (2009). His novels have been translated into more than 13 languages.