Brussels Literary Café

On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Literary Escapes, the Sofitel Brussels Europe got the chance to welcome France Brel, the daughter of Jacques Brel as well as Akli Tadjer, for a Magnifique evening.

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Akli Tadjer

Akli Tadjer was born in Paris to parents of Algerian descent. He has written seven novels. His first book Les A.N.I. du Tassili won the Georges Brassens Prize. It was followed by Courage et Patience (Courage and Patience) which won the Afrique Méditerranéenne Award, Alphonse and the Porteur de Cartable (The Satchel Carrier) which was adapted for television. For Bel-Avenir, he was awarded the Populiste Prize.

Il était une fois…peut-être pas (Once upon a Time… Maybe Not) won the AuFeminin.com Prize, and the Var Prize and is to be adapted by France Television this year. His latest novel Western was published in October 2009.

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BREL AND I

Of Brussels, I have only experienced the wind-beaten platforms at the South Station and the emollient foyers of grand hotels where I spent the day talking about my novels to…

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