Habib Selmi

Born in Al-Ala, Tunisia, in 1951, Habib Selmi went on to earn an Advanced Teaching Certificate in Arabic Language. In 1985, he moved to Paris, where he currently resides and instructs Arabic at an esteemed high school. Selmi is a prolific novelist, with works including “Goat Mountain” (1988), “Portrait of a Dead Bedouin” (1990), “Sand Labyrinth” (1994), “Warm Pits” (1999), “Bayya’s Lovers” (2002), and “Abdallah’s Secrets” (2004). His 2008 novel, “The Scents of Marie-Claire,” was shortlisted for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF) in 2009 and saw an English translation published by Arabia Books in 2010. Another of his novels, “The Women of al-Basatin” (2010), was also IPAF-shortlisted in 2012 and has been translated into both French and German.

Books Written by Habib Selmi