Tahar Ben Jelloun
Franco-Moroccan author and journalist Tahar Ben Jelloun has lived in Paris since 1971. Shortly after his arrival in France, he began his career working for Le Monde, and he is now a regular contributor to La Repubblica, L’Espresso, La Vanguardia and Aftonbladet. Tahar Ben Jelloun has written 40 works – novels, essays, and collections of poetry – including The Sacred Night (1987), which won the prestigious Prix Goncourt, and Racism Explained to My Daughter (1997). He is also the most widely translated author writing in French.