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Café Littéraire: Tahar Ben Jelloun

Sunday 28 August 2016 18:00-19:00


In partnership with the Book Department of the Institut français du Royaume-Uni, we are delighted to welcome Tahar Ben Jelloun, guest of the Edinburgh International Book Festival, for an informal and open discussion at the Institut.

Tahar Ben Jelloun was born in Fez, Morocco in 1944, and emigrated to France in 1971. He is an award-winning and internationally bestselling novelist, essayist, critic and poet. He won the Prix Maghreb, the Prix Goncourt (the first North African to win France’s top literary prize), and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. He is regularly shortlisted for the Nobel Prize in Literature, and his work has been shortlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. He received the rank of Officier de la Légion d’honneur in 2008. He lives between Paris and Tangier.

Tahar Ben Jelloun will present his book About my Mother, translated by Ros Schwartz and recently published in the UK by Telegram, at the Edinburgh International Book Festival on August 28th at 12:30.

We are delighted and honoured to welcome him around the corner just after that for a ’café littéraire’ !

To read the full portrait of Tahar Ben Jelloun, please visit the French Books UK blog on Culturethèque.

Talk in English
Admission free
Booking is essential: 0131 225 53 66 or by email.

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