Abdelkader Benali

Abdelkader Benali (MA/NL) (1975) was born in Ighazzazen, Morocco, and has lived in The Netherlands since 1979.

He studied history in Leiden and now lives in Amsterdam, where he works as a critic, playwright and writer. He debuted at age 21 with the novel Wedding by the Sea and published his second novel The Long-Awaited in 2002, for which he received the Libris Literature prize in 2003. In 2005 he published May the Sun Shine Tomorrow, in 2006 a.o. Feldman and I, and in 2007 Marathon Runner. Benali has also written the widely acclaimed theatre plays The unlucky one and Yasser, and published the story collection Reports from Maanzaad Town.

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