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Tahar Ben Jelloun
  • Name: Tahar Ben Jelloun
  • Born: 12/01/1944 (76 years old)
  • Occupation: Novelist, poet
  • Website: taharbenjelloun.org

Tahar Ben Jelloun (Arabic: الطاهر بن جلون?; 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, France, and continues to write. He has been nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Awards: Grand Officer, Legion of Honour (2008), Prix Goncourt (1987), Prix Ulysse (2005)

School: Mohammed V University

Alias: الطاهر بن جلون

Birth Place: Fes, French protectorate in Morocco

Website: taharbenjelloun.org

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