Tahar Ben Jelloun

Tahar Ben Jelloun

Franco-Moroccan author and journalist Tahar Ben Jellounhas 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, andRacism Explained to My Daughter (1997). He is also the most widely translated author writing in French.

Updated: 18 January 2017