Driss Ksikes is a fiction and non-fiction writer, playwright and editor who lives in Rabat. He received the Grand Atlas prize in 2015 for his non-fiction book, Le métier d’intellectuel (co-author Fadma Aït Mous). His recent works include the essay The media in Morocco: a highly political economy, the case of the paper and on-line press since the early 1990s (co-authored with Dominique Marchetti and Abdelfattah Benchenna).
In the fields of drama and fiction, Ksikes has been called “one of the most innovative writers in Morocco today” and was named “one of the six best African playwrights” by the National Studio Theatre in London. He is the author of numerous plays: IL/Houwa (2008), 180 degrés (2010), The Match (2015), and novels: Ma boîte noire (2006), L’homme descend du silence (2014), Au Détroit d’Averroes (2017).