The Spanish writer of Moroccan origin, Najat El Hachimi, won the 77th Nadal Prize for the novel, one of the prestigious Spanish literary prizes, for her book “Monday, they will love us”.
The novel, written by Najat El Hachimi in Spanish and Catalan, chronicles the life of two friends living on the margins of society, and their fight for freedom.
“Monday, They Will Love Us” tells “the story of the friendship between two girls from immigrant families, and describes their fight for freedom in a neighborhood on the outskirts of the city, with its share of challenges and constraints for women ”, declared Najat El Hachimi on Wednesday receiving this award during a ceremony restricted due to health measures, in the presence of a limited number of guests among the elite of the academic and media world of Barcelona.
Born in Nador in 1979, Najat El Hachimi, who left in 1987, with her family at the age of eight, to settle in Vic near Barcelona (Catalonia), has already received several awards for her literary works, including the novel “The Last Patriarch” which won the Ramon Llull Prize, one of the most important literary prizes in the region of Catalonia.
Najat El Hachimi is also the author of the novels “Me too, I am Catalan”, “La Chasseuse de corps” and “The foreign girl”.