Born in 1986 in Algiers, Kaouther Adimi lives in Paris. Our Riches, her third novel, though her first published in English, was shortlisted for the Goncourt and won the Prix Renaudot, the Prix du Style, the Prix Beur FM Méditerranée, and the Choix Goncourt de l’Italie. She moved to Paris in 2009. Her other books include L’Envers des autres, Des pierres dans ma poche, Le Sixième Œuf and Les petits de Décembre.
Kaouther Adimi's historical novel departs from a famous Algerian bookstore with a connection to Albert Camus and opens a window onto Algerian independence, French colonialism and the literary voices coming out of the Maghreb.