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Abdelkader Benali

(Morocco, 1975) is a much-lauded writer. In 2010 he received the E. Du Perron Prize for De stem van mijn moeder (My Mother's Voice). The son of a butcher, Benali came to the Netherlands at age 4. His 1996 debut, Bruiloft aan zee (Wedding By the Sea), was an immediate success. His second novel, De langverwachte (The Long-awaited) won him the prestigious Libris Literature Award in 2003. Benali's subjects vary, but sports and the migrant who never really feels at home are recurring themes. He has written novels about his great passion of running, about travels and about migrants' cultural identity (Bad Boy). Benali hosted several book programmes on TV and also writes for the stage, as well as articles and reviews.

(WN 2019)

Earlier programs with Abdelkader Benali

Writers Unlimited Gemeente Den Haag Fonds 1818 Bibliotheek Den Haag