Kaouther Adimi

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Kaouther Adimi
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au salon Maghreb-Orient des livres, Paris, février 2018.
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Kaouther Adimi, (born 1986 Algiers) is a writer, graduate in modern literature and human resources management. She works today in Paris, where she has lived since 2009.

Life[edit]

Kaouther Adimi was born in Alger, Algeria, in 1986. From the age of 4 to the age of 8, she lived with her family in Grenoble, France. It's during this period that she discovered the pleasure of reading, by going to the public library every week with her dad [1]

In 1994, she returned to Algeria, which was then under the influence of terrorism. Having very few opportunities to read, she started to write her own stories. [2]

While she was studying in the Alger university, she entered a writing contest organized by the French Institute, for the young writers in Muret (Haute-Garonne). The short story she submitted held the attention of the jury who published it in a collection alongside the other laureates' productions. Thanks to this contest, she was invited to Muret then Toulouse and finally Paris, where she met with les éditions Barzakh.[3]

She has a degree in modern literature and human resources management.

In 2009, she wrote her first novel L'envers des autres. The same year, she left Alger for Paris.[4]

She worked for a time in the human resources field for L'Oréal. Now, she's working for the L'Oreal Foundation as skincare program supervisor.

Works[edit]

  • Le Chuchotement des anges, her first short story, published in the collection of short stories Ne rien faire et autres nouvelles, editions Buchet/Chastel, march 2007
  • L'Envers des autres Arles, France] : Actes sud, 2011. ISBN 9782742797257, OCLC 725889694[5]
  • Des pierres dans ma poche, Paris: Éditions du Seuil, DL 2016. ISBN 9782021302691, OCLC 948029133
  • Le Sixième Œuf, nouvelle sombre, in Alger, la nuit, éditions Barzakh, 2011
  • Nos richesses, éditions du Seuil, 2017. ISBN 9782363604507, OCLC 1023611160[6][7][8]
  • Les petits de Décembre, éditions du Seuil, 2019. ISBN 9782021430806

Awards[edit]

  • 2011 Prix littéraire de la Vocation, for L'Envers des Autres
  • 2015 Prix du roman de la fondation France-Algérie[9]
  • 2008 Prix du FELIV (Festival international de la littérature et du livre de jeunesse d’Alger)
  • 2008 Prix du jeune écrivain de langue française, for Pied de vierge[10]
  • 2017 Prix Renaudot des lycéens for Nos richesses[11][12]
  • 2017 Prix du Style for Nos richesses
  • 2018 Prix Beur FM Méditerranée for Nos richesses
  • 2018, Choix Goncourt de l'Italie 2018 for Nos richesses.
  • 2018, Special mention Prix littéraire Giuseppe Primoli for Nos richesses.

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