Atiq RahimiSee all fellows >
Afghanistan/France | 2003, 2005
Atiq Rahimi was born in Kabul, Afghanistan in 1962, and educated at the Franco-Afghan Lycée there. He joined his father in exile in India after the 1973 coup but returned in 1979. In 1984 he fled again, to Pakistan. A resident in France since 1985, he is the author of two novels: Terre et cendres (2000), which is now published in the UK and the US as Earth and Ashes, and Les milles maisons du rêve et de la terreur (2002). He lives in Paris and Kabul. He returned to Santa Maddalena in 2005.