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An Unfinished Business

Boualem Sansal

06/03/2011 2:45 pm
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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.

Boualem Sansal

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.

Boyd Tonkin

Boyd Tonkin writes on books and arts for international media including The Economist, The Financial Times, The Times and Wall Street Journal. He chaired the Man Booker International Prize in 2016, and served as its Special Adviser. For many years he worked at The Independent as Literary Editor and then Senior Writer. His reader’s guide to global fiction, The Hundred Best Novels in Translation, appeared in 2018.