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. Yasmina Khadra was nine years old. After a career as an officer, during the course of which he published 6 novels under his real name (Mohammed Moulessehoul), Yasmina Khadra left the army at the end of 2000 to fully dedicate himself to literature. Translated in over fifty countries, his works have been adapted to film, television, theater, comics and other artistic supports. Yasmina Khadra has been awarded several literary prizes in France and elsewhere, the Henri Gal Literature Grand granted by the French Academy among them. He was also given the Légion d’honneur from the Republic of France for his work as a novelist.