Mohammed Berrada is a Moroccan writer and critic, born in Rabat in 1938. He holds a doctorate from France in Criticism and Literary Sociology. He writes short stories, novels and literary criticism, and his novels have been translated into English, French and Spanish. He has written six novels: Game of Forgetfulness (1987), The Fleeing Light (1994), Like an Unrepeatable Summer (1999), Woman of Forgetfulness (2002), Neighbouring Lives (2009), translated into French in 2013, and Far from the Clamour, Near to the Silence (2014). He was a judge of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction in 2008, the inaugural year of the prize. He currently lives in Brussels, Belgium.