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- Description**Included in World Literature Today's 75 Notable Translations of 2016 ** **One of Literary Hub's Books to Read this May** **One of Asbury Park Press Books to Read this Summer** This long-awaited English-language debut from Morocco's most prominent contemporary writer won the Prix Gouncourt de Nouvelles, France's most prestigious literary award, for best story collection. Laroui uses surrealism, laugh-out-loud humor, and profound compassion across a variety of literary styles to highlight the absurdity of the human condition, exploring the realities of life in a world where everything is foreign. Fouad Laroui has published over twenty vels and collections of short stories, poetry, and essays. Laroui teaches ecometrics and environmental science at the University of Amsterdam, and lives between Amsterdam, Paris, and Casablanca.
- Author BiographyFouad Laroui was born in 1958 in Oujda, Morocco. After his studies in the Lycee Lyautey (Casablanca), he joined the prestigious Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees (Paris, France), where he studied engineering. After having worked in the Office Cherifien des Phosphates company in Khouribga (Morocco), he moved to the United Kingdom where he spent several years in Cambridge and York. Later he obtained a PhD in economics and moved to Amsterdam where he is currently teaching econometrics and environmental science. In addition, he is devoted to writing. He is a literary chronicler for the weekly magazine Jeune Afrique and Economia Magazine, and the French-Moroccan radio Medi1. He has published over twenty novels and collections of short stories, poetry, and essays who lives between Amsterdam, Paris, and Casablanca. His novels have been shortlisted numerous times for the Prix Goncourt, France's most prestigious literary prize, and his latest novel was awarded the Grand Prix Jean Giorno. The Curious Case of Doussakine's Trousers won Laroui his first Prix Goncourt for short stories. Emma Ramadan is a graduate of Brown University, received her Master's in Cultural Translation from the American University of Paris, and recently completed a Fulbright Fellowship for literary translation in Morocco. Her translation of Anne Garreta's Sphinx was published by Deep Vellum in spring 2015, and her translation of Anne Parian's Monospace is forthcoming from La Presse in fall 2015.
- Author(s)Fouad Laroui
- PublisherDeep Vellum Publishing
- Date of Publication26/05/2016
- SubjectShort Stories & Fiction Anthologies
- Place of PublicationTexas
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintDeep Vellum Publishing
- Weight185 g
- Width133 mm
- Height210 mm
- Spine10 mm
- Translated byEmma Ramadan
- Introduction byLaila Lalami
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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