Kader, Slimane


Slimane Kader is a pen name. The author has insisted on remaining anonymous. His first novel, Wam (NiL, 2011) explores his youth in the suburbs of Paris. His second, Avec vue sous la mer (“Room with a Sea View,” Allary Éditions, 2014), which is currently being adapted for the screen, relates his years working in the hold of a cruise ship. For his third novel, Santa Rosa, he was inspired by his new workplace. The best definition of his style comes from Grégoire Leménager: “He writes with Florence Aubenas’s insight and Jamel Debbouze’s tongue.”