Mathias Enard

Mathias Enard is a French novelist. He studied Persian and Arabic and spent long periods in the Middle East. He has lived in Barcelona for about fifteen years, interrupted in 2013 by a writing residency in Berlin. He won several awards for Zone, including the Prix du Livre Inter and the Prix Décembre, and won the Liste Goncourt/Le Choix de l’Orient, the Prix littéraire de la Porte Dorée, and the Prix du Roman-News for Rue des Voleurs (Street of Thieves). He won the 2015 Prix Goncourt for Boussole, which is translated in 2017 as Compass and longlisted for the Man Book International Prize in 2017.

Related / Latest publication(s)

Compass (Fitzcarraldo, 2017)
Translated by Charlotte Mandell