Fadhila El Farouk

2023 Judge

Judge Profile: 

Fadhila El Farouk is an Algerian novelist and researcher. She has more than thirty years’ experience in the field of cultural journalism (newspapers, radio, and television) and has published six books, including novels, short stories and poetry. Her work has been translated into English, French, and Spanish, amongst other languages. She launched a television programme to equip viewers of all educational levels with reading skills and presented over 600 books to viewers on Al Araby television, in many cases accurately predicting award-winnning titles. She has maintained her interest in encouraging reading from the early 1990s onwards. El Farouk has been a vocal advocate – both in the media and her books – of improving the conditions of women and reform of laws which affect them negatively.