Najat El HACHMI

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. She has also written a feminist essay, Sempre han parlat per nosaltres (Edicions 62, 2019).

Her latest published work is the novel Dilluns ens estimaran (Edicions 62 – Destino, 2021), winner of the seventy-seventh edition of the Nadal Prize for the Novel.