Abdellah Taïa

Abdellah Taïa was born in Rabat in 1973. He has published several French-language novels with Éditions du Seuil, translated into many languages in Europe and USA, including “L’Armée du Salut” (2006), “Une mélancolie arabe” (2008), “Le Jour du Roi” (Prix de Flore, 2010), “Infidèles” (2012), “Un pays pour mourir” (2015), “Celui qui est digne d’être aimé” (2017) and “La vie lente” (2019).

In 2014, he directed his first film, “L’Armée du Salut”, based on his eponymous novel.

Taïa is the first Arab writer to come out as gay.

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