Fatima Gallaire Writer

Fatima Gallaire (born 1944) is a Franco-Algerian playwright and short stories author, who writes in French. She was born in 1944 in Algeria, and holds a degree in French literature from Algiers University, and one of cinema from Vincennes University. She has written over twenty plays that have been translated and played in many languages (English, Italian, German, Spanish, Uzbek...), among which Princesses, translated as You have come back, and Les Co-épouses, translated as House of Wives. She was awarded the Arletty Award in 1990 and the Amic Award of the Académie Française in 1994.

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