Mostafa MESSNAOUI has published numerous books and articles and is very active in Moroccan literary circles. He is professor of philosophy and translation at the Ben M'Sick Faculty of Letters in Casablanca. He earned his M.A. degree in the history of philosophy from the Faculty of Letters in Rabat. He is the author of a fiction collection, Tarik (Ibn Zaid) Did Not Conquer Andalusia. His short fiction has been translated into French, English, Spanish, Russian, and Norwegian. In 1974 he launched the Arabic magazine New Culture, and has written articles for specialized journals on philosophy and translation, as well as newspaper commentary. He has translated many books from English and Spanish into Arabic. Mr. Messnaoui is the first Moroccan writer to attend the IWP. The USIA is supporting his participation.
IWP reading tour participant Chinelo OKPARANTA shortlisted for the 2013 Caine Prize for African Writing.