Travelling and Translation: An Evening with Abdelkader Benali

Start: Jan 31, 2014 06:00 PM

Location: Arts and Humanities Common Room, G24, Foster Court, University College London

Students, alumni and friends of the UCL Dutch department are warmly invited to a talk and wine reception organised by the UCL Centre for Low Countries Studies.

31 January 2014, 6-7.30pm
Abdelkader Benali


Abdelkader Benali was born in Morocco. When he was four years old, he and his family, of Berber background, migrated to the Netherlands and settled in Rotterdam.

When he was twenty-one his debut novel Bruiloft aan zee (‘Wedding by the Sea’) appeared and was a huge critical and commercial success (1997). It was translated into many languages and nominated for the renowned Libris Prize for Literature that he received for his second novel, De langverwachte (‘The Long-Awaited’, 2002) in 2003.

In addition to novels and plays, Benali has published literary travel reviews, such as his text about Skopje for, as well as essays and reviews in Dutch newspapers and magazines and The Guardian.


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