Los Angeles Review of Books interviews Kamel Daoud

Robert Zaretsky interviewed Kamel Daoud, author of The Meursault Investigation, for the Los Angeles Review of Books:

RZ: More than 20 years pass after the publication of The Stranger before Harun discovers and reads the novel. How old were you when you first read the novel for the first time? What was you reaction to it?

KD: I was either 20 or 21, I think. My first reaction was boredom. I liked The Rebel and Myth of Sisyphus much more than The Stranger. Like everyone else, I barely noticed the Arab.

Read the rest of the interview here. 

Kamel Daoud, via Los Angeles Review of Books

Kamel Daoud, via Los Angeles Review of Books