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Najat El Hachmi


Born in Nador (Morocco) in 1979, Najat El Hachmi is a writer and has a degree in Arabic philology from the University of Barcelona. She debuted with Jo també sóc catalana (Edicions 62, 2004), an autobiographical text about her identity and feeling of belonging in a new country. In 2008 she won the Premi Ramon Llull award for her novel L’últim patriarca (Edicions 62, 2008), part one of a family trilogy in which she recreates the experiences created by the coexistence of different cultures. Translated into ten languages, the novel was also runner-up in the Prix Méditerranée Étranger 2009 and winner of the Prix Ulysse in Corsica. The trilogy is completed by La filla estrangera (Edicions 62, 2015) and Mare de llet i mel (Edicions 62, 2018). Her work Sempre han parlat per nosaltres (Edicions 62, 2019) is an essay about feminism and identity. She writes regularly in the press and has contributed to various radio programmes. She is currently a columnist at El Periódico de Catalunya newspaper.

Update: 25 July 2018



Najat El Hachmi and Julia Parks

Has participated in

Projected Words

"A Vocabulary for the Future" in coproduction with Institut Ramon Llull and Film London

Debate About Catalan Culture

Dialogue with Maria Bohigas, Najat El Hachmi, Àngels Margarit, Mercè Picornell and Simona Škrabec

The exhibition as seen by...

Eloy Fernández Porta, Bel Olid, Najat El Hachmi, Miquel Missé and Tania Adam

Kosmopolis 2019

10th Amplified Literature Fest

Dialogue between Sabri Louatah and Najat El Hachmi

Dialogues for Thinking about Diversity

Conversation with NoViolet Bulawayo, Najat El Hachmi and Jane Lazarre, moderated by Tania Adam

Reflections on Writing: An Approximation from Curative Narratives

A Morning with Sabri Louatah

The Unmapped City

Lecture by Kamila Shamsie