Habib Tengour

Habib Tengour was born in 1947 in Mostaganem, Algeria.

Trained as an anthropologist and sociologist, he is the author of more than fifteen books, two of which have been translated into English: Crossings (The Post-Apollo Press, 2013), translated by Marilyn Hacker, and “Exile is My Trade”: The Habib Tengour Reader (Black Widow, 2012), edited and translated by Pierre Joris.

The winner of the 2016 Dante European Poetry Prize, Tengour directs the series Poems of the World, published by APIC in Algiers. He divides his time between Algiers, Algeria, and Paris, France.