Abdellah Taïa is the first Moroccan and Arab writer to publicly declare his homosexuality. The French Éditions du Seuil has published five of his books, including L’armée du salut, which was translated into English in 2009 under the title Salvation Army. His novel Le jour du Roi was awarded the prestigious French Prix de Flore in 2010. He has just finished his first full-length movie as a director, Salvation Army, an adaptation from his eponymous novel. Taïa presents his autobiographical novel of self-discovery, An Arab Melancholia, about an openly gay man who lives between cultures in Egypt and France.

Events Abdellah Taïa was involved in


    Sunday, October 27, 2013 - 12:00 PM

    Diego Marani, Abdellah Taïa and Rui Zink weigh in on contemporary literature in Europe.


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    Saturday, October 26, 2013 - 12:00 PM

    Shani Boianjiu, Sahar Delijani, Anthony Marra and Abdellah Taïa weigh in on conflict at home and in foreign lands.