Amin Zaoui is an Algerian novelist who writes in both Arabic and French. He is Professor of Comparative Literature and Contemporary Thought at the Central Algerian University and previously taught in the Women’s' Studies Department at the University of Paris. In 1999, he returned to Algeria to take up the post of director of the National Library. His Arabic novels include: The Neighing of the Body (1985), The Tremor (1999) and Satan's Road (2009). Among his most successful French novels are: La Soumission (1998); Haras de Femmes (2001); Festin de Mensonges (2007) and La Chambre de la Vierge Impure (2009). His novels have been translated into more than 13 languages, including English, German, Swedish, Spanish, Chinese, Italian, Czech, Serbian and Greek.