Hassouna Mosbahi

HASSOUNA MOSBAHI, who was born in 1950 near Kairouan, Tunisia, is a writer, literary critic, and poet, as well as a freelance journalist for German newspapers. After studying in Paris, Madrid, and London, he settled in Munich, where he lived from 1985 and in 2000. In 2005 Mosbahi returned to Tunisia. He has published, in Arabic and German, four volumes of short stories, several novels, and some non-fiction. He has additionally made a name for himself as a travel writer and a translator into Arabic, translating Henri Michaux, René Char, Samuel Beckett and Jean Genet. His biography of Saint Augustine was published in Arabic in Tunisia in 2010. In 2012, he wrote and lectured in the United States.

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