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Moroccan Writer Fouad Laroui on Goncourt Longlist

Friday, 26 September 2014

“The tribulations of the last Sijilmassi” Fouad Laroui’s latest novel appears in France on the first selection of books nominated for the prestigious Goncourt Prize.

Fouad Laroui tells the story of Adam Sijilmassi a brilliant Moroccan engineer living a normal life in a Western world to which he can no longer relate. He ultimately chooses to go back to Doukkala, the land of his ancestors.

Subsequently, a series of adventures will unfold narrated in a burlesque and realist way that characterize the author’s style of writing

The first selection round was announced on September 4th; however, the Goncourt jury will meet again on the 7th and 28th October for their second and third selection before announcing the winner on Nov. 5th.

It goes without saying that Fouad Laroui had already won the Goncourt Prize for his novel 'The Strange Case of pants Dassoukine', also published by Julliard and was awarded the Great Medal of the Francophonie, an annual award established by the French Academy in 1986.

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