Fikry El Azzouzi (1978) writes columns, plays, his debut novel Het Schapenfeest (The Feast of the Sheep, 2010), novel Drarrie in de nacht (Drarrie in the night, 2014) and novella De handen van Fatma (Fatma’s Hands, 2013) where very well received. His new novel Alleen zij (Only her) is expected in the fall of 2016.

About Drarrie in the night:

'Es könnte der Roman der Stunde sein' - Literaturen

'ein mitreißendes Porträt" & "eine große Kunst und Fikry El Azzouzi auf beachtliche Weise geglückt' - Deutschlandradio Kultur

‘Relevant, harsh, disturbing, comical. Novel of the year! El Azzouzi is a unique voice in literature.’ – Tom Lanoye

‘One of the most influential ethnic voices —Knack 

‘In a subtle and convincing way, El Azzouzi shows how a very ordinary but lonely little boy, who is crushed between two cultures, finds comfort in islam.’ —

‘Light, swift-reading novel with a universal touch.’ —Humo magazine

‘Refreshing and witty family novel.’ —cutting edge

‘Fikry El Azzouzi has put himself on the Flemish map of literature.’ —De Morgen City

Longlisted Gouden Boekenuil Literatuurprijs 2015

Nominated E. du Perronprijs 2015

Winner Arkprijs van het Vrije Woord 2015

German rights sold to Dumont Verlag (Köln) 


Drarrie in the night

Don’t ask what a Drarrie means, better ask who the Drarrie are. Four street kids challenge the night, it is imperturbable. The night won’t be trifled with. It waits patiently and, when the right time comes, strikes mercilessly.