Nador (Marruecos), 1979

© David Ramos

Najat El Hachmi was born in Morocco in 1979 and moved to Spain in 1987. She has a degree in Arab Studies from the University of Barcelona. Her first novel L’últim patriarca (Planeta, 2008), won the Ramon Llull Prize 2008 and the Prix Ulysse, and was a big bestseller translated into 11 languages up to now. It was followed by the novels La caçadora de cossos (Columna-Planeta, 2011) and La filla estrangera (Edicions 62, 2015), winner of the BBVA Sant Joan Novel Award and the Ciutat de Barcelona Catalan Fiction Award and Mare de llet i de mel (Edicions 62, 2018), all of them international bestsellers.

Her latest published work is the feminist essay Sempre han parlat per nosaltres (Edicions 62, 2019), published simoultaneously in Catalan and Spanish.