Tahar Ben Jelloun

Biography Tahar Ben Jelloun (1944)

Moroccan writer

Was born on 01 dec 1944.
Origin country Morocco

Tahar Ben Jelloun born in Fes, French protectorate in Morocco, 1 December 1944 is a Moroccan writer. The entirety of his work is written in French, although his first language is Arabic. He became known for his 1985 novel L’Enfant de Sable (The Sand Child). Today he lives in Paris and continues to write. He has been short-listed for the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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