Moroccan Writer Mahi Binebine on IMPAC’s 10-book Shortlist

“He tells of the characters who populated his childhood cosmos: the walking wounded, outcasts and failures – or ‘those left footsore by life,’ as he puts it.”


‘A Night in Casablanca’: Bringing Mohamed Zafzaf Back to Life

It was thirteen years ago this month that Moroccan author Mohamed Zafzaf — the “godfather” of Moroccan literature — died in Casablanca. Although the French translation of his “The Cockerel Egg” received the Grand Atlas Prize in 1998, and the Spanish translation of his acclaimed “The Woman and the Rose” occasioned a letter from Spain’s king, he has been nearly absent from English translation.