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Fikry El Azzouzi

Fikry El Azzouzi (b. 1978), a Flemish-Moroccan author, writes novels, columns and plays. His texts are relevant, multifaceted and often deal with current topics. He portrays a generation of young people looking for meaning and identity in our society, and depicts the clash between people with different backgrounds in an open, impartial way. He does so in a highly distinctive style that is fast-paced, has lots of dialogue and is laced with biting humour. His is a unique voice in Flanders, for which he received the Ultima for Literature (The Flemish state prize for literature) in 2021.

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