Lulu Norman is a translator, writer and editor, with a particular interest in North African and Middle Eastern literature. After studying at UCL and gaining her diploma in translation, she translated books by Albert Cossery, Amin Maalouf and Tahar Ben Jelloun, and also the songs of Serge Gainsbourg. She has written reviews and feature articles on literature and travel for the LRB, Independent, Guardian and Banipal, amongst others, and has edited titles for Saqi and Penguin Classics. Her translation of Mahi Binebine’s Welcome to Paradise (Granta) was shortlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize in 2003 and in 2013 her translation of Binebine’s Horses of God received an English PEN Award, was runner-up for the Scott Montcrieff and was shortlisted for the Best Translated Book Award and featured in World Literature Today’s 75 Notable Translations. She lives in London.