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Boualem Sansal

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Boualem Sansal started writing at 50, on retiring from the Algerian government. He has won many eminent French literary prizes and An Unfinished Business is his first novel translated into English by Frank Wynne.

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2011

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Boualem Sansal is not afraid to tackle difficult topics. His novels, written in French, are banned in his own country, Algeria. An Unfinished Business is the story of two young men who discover their father was a Nazi who died without having paid for his crimes. It is the fruit of his 20-year study of the Holocaust and reflects the parallels he sees between Nazis and Jihadists.

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