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Kenizé Mourad will tour in India on the occasion of the publication of “In the City of Gold and Silver“, the English translation of her book “Dans la ville d’or et d’argent” (Robert Laffont, 2010) by Full Circle. She will be touring various cities including Bombay, Pune, New Delhi, Calcutta, Hyderabad, etc.).
Kenizé Mourad was born in 1940 in Paris to an Indian father and a Turkish mother. She studied sociology and psychology at Sorbonne before entering journalism. She has worked as a freelance for various newspapers including Ouest France,Les Nouvelles d’Alsace, Le Monde Diplomatique, and for radio programs at France Culture. But she made most of her career in Le Nouvel Observateur, from 1970 to 1983, covering the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent. Her first novelDe la part de la princesse morte (Robert Laffont, 1987) won the Prix Anaïs Ségalas by the Académie française and the Prix des lectrices by Elle and has been translated into 34 languages. Other popular books by her include a novel Le Jardin de Badalpour (Fayard, 1998), a book on the Israeli- Palestinian question Le parfum de notre terre : Voix de Palestine et d’Israël (Robert Laffont, 2003) and Dans la ville d’or et d’argent (Robert Laffont, 2010). In 2012, the French government named her “Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Letters”. The English translation of her latest historical novel is entitled In the City of Gold and Silver and will be published in January 2013 by Full Circle.
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