Lynda Chouiten is Professor of literature in the department of English of the University of Boumerdès (Algeria). Her PhD, awarded in 2013 by the National University of Ireland, Galway, was funded by the Irish Government under its PRTLI programme (Programme for Research in Third Level Institutions). Chouiten’s research interests include colonial and postcolonial literature, travel writing, Orientalism, and women’s literature. She is the editor of Commanding Words: Essays on the Discursive Constructions, Manifestations, and Subversions of Authority (Newcastle-Upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016) and the author of Isabelle Eberhardt and North Africa: A Carnivalesque Mirage (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2015) as well as several academic articles. Chouiten is also a writer; so far, she has published two novels. Le Roman des Pôv’Cheveux (Algiers: El Kalima, 2017) was in the short list of two prestigious prizes – le Prix Mohammed Dib and L’Escale d’Alger – and Une Valse (Algiers: Casbah, 2019) won the Assia Djebar Prize (le Grand Prix Assia Djebar). Chouiten’s first short story collection was released in March 2022.