Fouad Laroui has published over twenty novels and collections of short stories, poetry, and essays, and is a literary chronicler for the weekly magazine Jeune Afrique and Economia Magazine, and the French-Moroccan radio Médi1. The Curious Case of Doussakine’s Trousers won Laroui his first Prix Goncourt for the short story. Deep Vellum will publish his most recent, Grand Prix Jean Giorno-winning novel The Tribulations of the Last Sjilmassi—his first in English—in 2017.


Emma Ramadan’ translation of Anne Garréta's Sphinx (Deep Vellum, 2015) was nominated for the PEN Translation Prize and the Best Translated Book Award. Her translations of Anne Garréta’s Prix Medicis-winning novel Not One Day, Fouad Laroui’s The Tribulations of the Last Sjilmassi, and Brice Matthiuessent’s Revenge of the Translator are forthcoming from Deep Vellum.