Ahlam Mostaghanemi, Yasmina Khadra at 40th Sharjah International Book Fair

APS - 19 October 2021

SHARJAH (United Arab Emirates)- The two Algerian novelists Ahlam Mostaghanemi and Yasmina Khadra will participate in the 40th International Book Fair of Sharjah (United Arab Emirates), scheduled from 3 to 13 November, according to the event's organizers.

Born in 1953, Ahlam Mostaghanemi is one of the most famous novelists in Algeria and Arab world. She wrote many successful works, some of which were translated into several languages, such as "Memory in the flesh" that won Naguib Mahfouz Award in 1998, "The Chaos of the senses" (1997) and "Women no longer die of love" (2012).

Born in 1955, Yasmina Khadra is a great novelist in Africa and the Arab world. He wrote about thirty novels, most of which were translated into several languages like "Morituri" (1997), "What Wolves Dream" (1999), "The Attack" (2005), "What the Day Owes the Night" (2008) as well as his last novel "For the Love of Elena." His work won several international prizes.

The 40th International Book Fair of Sharjah will see, for eleven days, the participation of 85 writers from 22 countries, including internationally renowned authors like Tanzanian novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah who recently won the Nobel Prize in literature. His presence in this event will be his first international participation after receiving the prize.

Organized under the slogan "Here... for you a book," this event will bring together 1566 publishing houses from 83 countries, including 929 Arab editors and 637 foreign editors who will propose a total of 110,000 titles in all languages.