Author(s): Tahar Ben Jelloun
'a sad and splendid book' New York Times Book Review
Shortlisted for Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2006.
Tahar Ben Jelloun was born in 1944 in Fez, Morocco, and emigrated to France in 1961. He is one of North Africa's foremost novelists. Tahar Ben Jelloun's novels include The Sacred Night which received the Prix Goncourt in 1987 and Corruption.