Boualem Sansal is one of Algeria’s most acclaimed contemporary authors. He did not start writing books until he turned 50 and quit his Government job, and he has never looked back, something his output since 1999 clearly demonstrates. In Norway, we know him best as the author of the dystopian novel 2084: The End of the World, describing a post-apocalyptic Arab community, where nobody remembers the past and the prophet rules without competition. Boualem Sansal’s authorship is inextricably linked to North Africa and manages to blend political criticism with gallows humour and overwhelming imagination. Sansal will meet with Associate Professor in French Literature at UiO Geir Uvsløkk to discuss his writing.