Born in 1960, Leïla Marouane is an Algerian writer, who has lived and worked in France since 1990. Marouane’s books include The Girl from the Casbah (1996), Ravisseur (1999), and La Jeune Fille et la Mère. The latter book received the Prix Jean-Claude Izzo in 2006. Marouane has also previously been awarded the LiBeraturpreis at the Frankfurt Book Fair (received in 2004).
In this interview with Hadrien Diez, Marouane talks about her writing, and shares her thoughts on religion, women oppression, and the politics of her country.