Tahar Ben Jelloun
Tahar Ben Jelloun was born in Morocco and immigrated to France in 1961. He has written more than thirty novels, including The Sacred Night, This Blinding Absence of Light, Leaving Tangier, The Sand Child, Corruption, and others. Ben Jelloun’s prose is at once lyrical, poetic, and rich in fairy tale, imagery, metaphor, and symbolism. His many honors include the Prix Goncourt, IMPAC, and the Prix Maghreb.