Faïza Guène

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Faïza Guène in 2015

Faïza Guène is a French writer and director. Born in Bobigny, France, in 1985 to parents of Algerian origin she is best known for her two novels, Kiffe kiffe demain and Du rêve pour les oufs. She has also directed several short films, including Rien que des mots (2004).

Guène grew up in Pantin, in the northeastern suburbs of Paris. She attended Collège Jean Jaurès, followed by Lycée Marcelin Berthelot in Pantin. She began studies in sociology at Université Paris VIII, in St-Denis, before abandoning them to pursue writing and directing full-time.

Kiffe kiffe demain was published in 2004 when Guène was nineteen years old. The novel has sold more than 200,000 copies and been translated into 22 different languages. It was translated into English in 2006 by Sarah Adams under the title Kiffe Kiffe Tomorrow. Her second work, Du rêve pour les oufs, was released on 28 August 2006 in France and translated into English by Sarah Adams as Dreams from the Endz.

Guène has written for Respect magazine since 2005.


  • Kiffe kiffe demain. Paris: Hachette Littératures, 2004.
  • Du rêve pour les oufs. Paris: Hachette Littératures, 2006.
  • Les gens du Balto. Paris: Hachette Littératures, 2008.