Participants


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Mohammed

Achaari

Born in Zerhoun, Morocco in 1951. He has worked in the press and has directed several cultural publications.
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Ghayath

Almadhoun

Is a Palestinian poet born in Damascus in 1979. He has lived in Stockholm since 2008. Almadhoun has published three collections of poetry, the latest in Beirut in 2014.
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Sinan

Antoon

Sinan Antoon was born in Baghdad in 1967. He earned a BA from Baghdad University and left Iraq after the 1991 Gulf War.
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Michel

Barré

Having known Algeria when he was 20 at a crucial point in that country’s history, he feels for it the same emotional attachment that he does for Camus’ works, and both have always accompanied him.

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Guy

Basset

After studying Philosophy at Paris X Nanterre University and a two-year stay in Izmir, Turkey, Guy Basset focused on the industrial world.
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Maïssa

Bey

After studying French modern literature at university and the Algiers Higher Normal School, Maïssa Bey spent a long time teaching French at a high school before becoming a pedagogic advisor in Sidi-Bel-Abbès, Algeria.
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Marie-Thérèse

Blondeau

Professor of Modern Literature, Marie-Thérèse Blondeau has participated in the new edition of the works of Albert Camus of La Pléiade Publishing House, volume II (The Plague).
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Jehan

Bseiso

Jehan Bseiso is a Palestinian poet, researcher and aid worker. Her poetry has been published in Warscapes, The Funambulist, The Electronic Intifada, and Mada Masr, among others.

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Jordi

Coca

Writer. Tenured Professor Emeritus at the Theater Institute. PhD in Performing Arts (Cum laude). DEA (Advanced Studies Diploma) in Catalan Language. Graduate in Dramatic Art.
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Juan

Cruz

Juan Cruz (Puerto de la Cruz, 1948) is a journalist, writer, and editor. He studied Journalism and History at the University of La Laguna and began writing as a journalist at a young age for the weekly Aire Libre.
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Jeanyves

Guérin

Jeanyves Guérin has taught at the universities of Paris X Nanterre, Marne-la-Vallée and Paris 3 New Sorbonne.
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Yasmina

Khadra

Yasmina Khadra was born on January 10, 1955 in Kenadsa, in the Algerian Sahara. In 1964, two years after Algeria’s independence, his father entrusted him to a military school.

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Bouziane Ahmed

Khodja

PhD in Sociolinguistics, Master in Journalism and Master in Political Sciences.
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Yannis

Kiourtsakis

Born in 1941 in Athens, Yannis Kiourtsakis is an essay writer and novelist. His work is based on recurrent and interdependent topics.
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Françoise

Kleltz-Drapeau

Françoise Kleltz-Drapeau was born in Paris in 1956. PhD in Greek philosophy (Sorbonne University – Paris IV).
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Oliver

Laxe

The son of Spanish immigrants, Olivier Laxe was born in Paris in 1982 and studied Film at Pompeu Fabra University. Living for a time in Tangier, he created and developed “Dao Byed”, a cinematographic creation workshop.

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Amin

Maalouf

Born in Lebanon on February 25, 1949, his parents were teachers. After studying Economics and Sociology, he worked as a reporter covering numerous events all over the world.
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Jesús

Maraña

He started his professional career in 1981 in the Politics section of the Informaciones Newspaper. In 1983, he joined the TV programme Si yo fuera presidente at TVE.
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Miguel Ángel

Moratinos Cuyaubé

Was born in Madrid on the 8th of June 1951 and has committed his professional and political activity to international relationships and development cooperation.
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Franck

Planeille

Born in 1962. Author of a study about The Stranger published by Bordas, member of the editing team of the complete works of Camus at the La Pléiade publishing house.

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Ponç

Pons

Menorca, 1956. BA in Hispanic Philology and professor of Catalonian Language and Literature. His poetic works appear in the most prominent anthologies and have been translated into numerous languages.
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Josep

Ramoneda

Born in Cervera in 1949. Journalist and philosopher, director of the La Maleta de Portbou Review and of the European School of Humanities in Barcelona.
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Javier

Reverte

Javier Reverte is a writer from Madrid, author of novels, travel books and collections of poems, in all, some thirty works.
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Francesc

Rotger

(Bilbao, 1961) He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Geography and History. He is a journalist and theater critic.

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Hélène

Rufat

Professor at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, a large part of her work focuses on Mediterranean image and myths in Albert Camus’ work.
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Josefina

Salord

Josefina Salord Ripoll (Ciutadella 1955), philologist and historian of culture, has developed an intense activity at the Minorcan Institute of Studies.
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María

Santos-Sainz

María Santos-Sainz has a PhD in Information Sciences and is a tenured Professor of Journalism at the Bordeaux Aquitaine Journalism Institute at the University Bordeaux Montaigne
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Agnès

Spiquel

Agnès Spiquel is Professor Emeritus of French literature at the University of Valenciennes and Chairwoman of the Society of Camusian Studies.
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Camille

de Toledo

Camille de Toledo (Chto) is a writer, theorist and artist. The descendant of a Jewish family from Turkey on his father’s side, he studied History and then Law in London.
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Carlota

Vicens

Tenured Professor at the University of the Balearic Islands, Carlota Vicens Pujol holds a Bachelor of Arts in Roman Philology and in Modern Literature.
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Manuel

Vicent

Manuel Vicent won the Alfaguara Award in 1966 for “Pascua y naranjas” (Easter and Oranges), the Nadal Award in 1986 for “Balada de Caín” (Cain’s Ballad), and the Alfaguara Award again in 1999 for “Son de mar” (Sound of the Sea).
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Samar

Yazbek

Is a Syrian writer and journalist. She has written in a wide variety of genres – novels, short stories, literary narratives, film scripts, television dramas, film and TV criticism.