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Leïla Slimani


Leila Slimani (photo credit Catherine Helie Gallimard)
Leïla Slimani is the first Moroccan woman to win France's most prestigious literary prize, the Prix Goncourt, which she won for Lullaby. A journalist and frequent commentator on women's and human rights, she is French President Emmanuel Macron's personal representative for the promotion of the French language and culture. Born in Rabat, Morocco in 1981, she lives in Portugal.