French author and translator, born 1972 in Niort (France). Studied Persian and Arabic Languages in Paris at the "Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales" (INALCO). After a longer stay in different Near and Middle Eastern countries, he worked for various cultural and literary journals. Since 2010 he has taught Arabic at the Autonomous University of Barcelona.
|since 2000||Employee of various cultural magazines in Barcelona, a member of the editorial board of the French journal of literature and philosophy "Inculte"|
|2003||Publication of his first novel "La perfection du tir"|
|2005/2006||Scholar of the Villa Medici in Rome|
|since 2010||Arabic teacher at the Autonomous University of Barcelona|
|2013/2014||Participant of the Berlin Artists Programme of the DAAD, Berlin|
|2015||Winner of the French literary prize Prix Goncourt|
|2017||Winner of the Leipzig Book Award for European Understanding|