Rachid Boudjedra

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Birthday
5, 1941
Birthplace
Algeria
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
5, 1941 (age 77)
Birthplace
Algeria

About

Often referred to as the greatest living North African writer, he won the Prix du Roman Arabe in 2010 for Les Figuiers de Barbarie. His literary works include Timimoun, Les Funérailles, and Le Démantèlement.

Before Fame

He fought in the Algerian War of Independence and later studied philosophy at the Sorbonne.

Trivia

He wrote the screenplay for the 1975 film, Chronicle of the Years of Fire. The film won the prestigious Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.

Family Life

He married a French woman. Born in Algeria, he later lived in France and Morocco.

Associated With

His complex writing style has often been compared to that of William Faulkner.