My First Reader

Everything I Don’t Remember was shortlisted for the Italian Premio Strega Europeo. All writers with a book on the shortlist (Mathias Enard, Jenny Erpenbeck, László Krasznahorkai, Ali Smith) were asked to write a text about “reading” to be read at the prize ceremony in Rome, July 5, 2017. Khemiri wrote a text called “My first reader”, it was published in Swedish by Dagens Nyheter. Republica published it in Italy, Klassekampen in Norway, Helsingin Sanomat in Finland and Liberation in France.