* 02.08.1970, Safi, Maroko živi v: Marrakech, Maroko
Yassin Adnan is a Moroccan writer, born in Safi in 1970. Since his early childhood he has lived in Marrakech and holds a BA in English Literature from its University. Though he got a graduate diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from the faculty of Education at Mohamed V University, he has worked for more than two decades in cultural journalism. He published “Contemporary Voices” magazine and then “Poetry Raid”, which embodied the new poetic sensibility prevalent in Morocco in the early 1990s. Since 2006, he has researched and presented his weekly cultural TV programme "Masharef" on the first Moroccan channel.
He is the author of four books of poetry :“Mannequins” (2000), “Resurrection Pavement” (2003 ), “I Can Hardly See” (2007), and “Rambler's Notebook" (2012). He has three short story collections: “The shadow's apples” (2006), “Who Believes in Letters?” (2011), and“Girls’ Joy with Light Rain” (2013). “Marrakech: Open Secrets” (2008) is a book he co-wrote with Saad sarhane. He is the editor of “The Moroccan Sheherazade: Testimonies and Studies of Fatima Mernissi”(2016), and of a forthcoming anthology of short stories that will be published byAkashic Books :“Marrakech Noir”.
“Hot Maroc” (2016), his first novel, was nominated for The International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2017.