Cécile Oumhani

Cécile Oumhani is a poet and a novelist. Among her books of poems: Marcher loin sous les nuages (2018) and Mémoires inconnues (2019). Among her novels: L’atelier des Strésor (2012), Special Mention of the Franco-Indian Gitanjali Prize (2012), and Tunisian Yankee (2016), winner of the Maghreb ADELF Prize, nominated for the Joseph Kessel Prize. She was awarded the 2014 Virgil Prize for her work as a whole. Her books have been translated in several languages. A German translation of Tunisian Yankee was published in 2018. She collaborates with French journals Siècle 21 and Apulée. She has been guest editor for the American journal Words Without Borders. Some of her poems have been published in The Statesman in India. She participates in readings and literary festivals in France and abroad, like the 2017 International Poetry Festival in Trois-Rivières in Quebec. She is a member of the Francophone Women Writers’ Parliament.