Youssef Fadel
  • Gender:Male
  • ISNI:0000000051913142
  • Year of Birth:1949, Casablanca, Morocco

Youssef Fadel (born 1949) is a Moroccan novelist and playwright. He was born in Casablanca. He was imprisoned by the government in the infamous Moulay al-Sheriff prison during the 1970s. He has written several plays and novels. His debut play The Barber in the Poor District was turned into a film by Mohamed Reggab. He has written nine novels, including Hashish (winner of the Grand Atlas Prize) and A Rare Blue Bird that Flies with Me (shortlisted for the Arabic Booker Prize). Jorge Aguadé studied the diglossic language used in his works "Des romans diglossiques: le cas de Youssef Fadel"(Cadiz University, Cadiz, Spain).

Published works
  • A Shimmering Red Fish Swims with Me, By (author), Hoopoe, 2019, ISBN-13, 9789774169373, Book
  • A Rare Blue Bird Flies with Me, By (author), Hoopoe, 2016, ISBN-13, 9789774167546, Book
  • A Beautiful White Cat Walks with Me, By (author), Hoopoe, 2016, Book
  • Arabic Booker, Short-listed