Mohammed Dib (1920-2003), poet, writer, and journalist, was the author of more than thirty novels and considered one of the "founding fathers" among Algerian francophone writers. C. Dickson is translator of Desert, Wandering Star, and The Round by J. M. G. Le Cl???zio as well as Devil's Dance and Macadam Dreams by Gis???le Pineau, among other works. Mildred Mortimer is Professor of French Emerita at the University of Colorado and author of several works on the literature of the Maghreb.