Driss Ksikes

Driss Ksikes has been called “one of the most innovative writers in Morocco today” and was named “one of the six best African playwrights” by the National Studio Theatre in London. He is the author of numerous plays and novels, the Director of the Centre d’Etudes Sociales, Economiques et Managériales in Rabat, and the editor in chief of the journal Economia. His book Le métier d’intellectuel: dialogues avec quinze penseurs du Maroc (The intellectual profession: interviews with 15 Moroccan thinkers), co-authored with Fadma Aït Mous, won the Prix Grand Atlas, Morocco’s most prestigious book prize. He was a Visiting Writer-in-Residence with the Center for the Writing Arts at Northwestern University for the spring 2017 quarter.