Michèle Fitoussi

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Michèle Fitoussi (born 24 November 1954) is a French writer. She is of Tunisian descent.[1]

Early life[edit]

Fitoussi was born in Tunis, Tunisia.


Besides writing fiction and non-fiction, Fitoussi was an editor of French Elle magazine.[2]

She is the co-author, along with Malika Oufkir, of Stolen Lives: Twenty Years in a Desert Jail, an expose of the Moroccan penal system.[3] She first met Malika Oufkir in March 1997 eight months after Malika had arrived in France from Morocco.[4] Stolen Lives was selected for Oprah's Book Club in 2001.[5]

Fitoussi's novel Victor was adapted into a feature film, released in 2009.[6]


  • Stolen Lives: Twenty Years in a Desert Jail (by Malika Oufkir)
  • Le ras-le-bol des superwomen
  • Le dernier qui part ferme la maison
  • Victor
  • Un bonheur effroyable
  • L'étrangère (by Malika Oufkir)
  • Des gens qui s'aiment
  • Cinquante centimètres de tissu propre et sec
  • Gente que se ama


  1. ^ Constable, Pamela (21 May 2001). "In Morocco, a Family Behind Bars". The Washington Post. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  2. ^ Sciolino, Elaine (13 April 2005). "The Continental Dream: Will the French Shatter It?". The New York Times. Retrieved 22 January 2010. 
  3. ^ Stolen Lives: Twenty years in a Desert Jail - Michele Fitoussi, Malika Oufkir, Ciao UK, retrieved 20 November 2012 
  4. ^ Stolen Lives: Twenty Years in a Desert Jail profile at Barnes & Noble
  5. ^ Slyomovics, Susan, "Stolen Lives: Twenty Years in a Desert Jail", Boston Review, retrieved 20 November 2012 
  6. ^ "Thomas Gilou". toutlecine.com. Retrieved 20 November 2012.