About the Author
Amin Zaoui is a writer and bilingual scholar (Arabic and French) who lives in Algiers. He is currently in charge of the National Library in Algiers, and is the author of five novels which have been translated into a dozen langauges, but never before into English. He is in his early fifties. Frank Wynne is a prize winning translator from the French and Spanish. He has translated Michel Houllebecq (Atomised), which won the Impac Award and Frederic Beigbeder (Windows on the World) which won the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. He lives inSligo, Ireland, and in London, but travels extensivley.