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21TH edition NOVEMBER 29 TO DECEMBER 7, 2024


Leila Slimani

Morocco, France

Born to a Franco-Algerian mother and a Moroccan father, Leïla Slimani is a writer and journalist. A graduate of the Paris Institute of Political Studies, in 2008 she began working for the magazine Jeune Afrique, where she covered subjects relating to North Africa. In 2014, she published Adèle, her first novel, with Éditions Gallimard. The novel won critical acclaim and was nominated for the Prix de Flore. Also published by Gallimard, her second novel, The Perfect Nanny, won the 2016 Prix Goncourt and the 2017 Grand Prix des lectrices Elle. It was adapted for the cinema in 2019 as Perfect Nanny, starring Karin Viard and Leïla Bekhti. Slimani has published two other novels with Gallimard: The Country of Others, which took the Grand Prix de l’héroïne Madame Figaro in 2020; and Regardez-nous danser. She now devotes most of her time to writing, and is also the author of stories, essays, and comics.

Regardez-nous danser (2022)

Le Parfum des fleurs la nuit (2021)

À mains nues (2020-2022)

Reiko et lourson (2020)

The Country of Others / Le Pays des autres (2020) – Grand prix des lectrices – Elle • Grand prix de l’héroïne – Madame Figaro

Simone Veil, mon héroïne (2017)

Paroles dhonneur (2017)

Sex and Lies / Sexes et mensonges (2017)

The Perfect Nanny / Chanson douce (2016) – Prix Goncourt

Adèle / Dans le jardin de lOgre (2014)