Kamel Daoud

Kamel Daoud is an Algerian journalist based in Oran, where he writes for the Quotidien d’Oran — the third largest French-language Algerian newspaper. He contributes a weekly column to Le Point, and his articles have appeared in Libération, Le Monde, Courrier International, and are regularly reprinted around the world. A finalist for the Prix Goncourt, The Meursault Investigation won the Prix François Mauriac and the Prix des Cinq-Continents de la francophonie. International rights to the novel have been sold in 20 countries. A dramatic adaptation of The Meursault Investigation will be performed at the 2015 Festival d’Avignon, and a feature film is slated for release in 2017.

 


ARTICLES FEATURING KAMEL

Writing Algeria

Kamel Daoud is a brilliant, indeed dazzling, thinker: his sharp turns in thought and language, as well as his subject matter, gave me motion sickness....


Will the Real Harun Please Stand Up?

Is Kamel Daoud's "The Meursault Investigation" a critique of Jean-Baptiste set in a different dispensation? Or it is an attempt to go him one better?...

Will the Real Harun Please Stand Up?


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