Tayeb Salih was born in Karmokol, near al-Debba and Merowe in the North of Sudan in 1929. He studied at the University of Khartoum and then at the university of London. He then returned to Sudan where he taught, worked for the BBC and Sudan radio and then was the director of Qatar’s information service. He later worked for UNESCO. He has written novels, short stories and non-fiction. He died in 2009.
(only books published in English)
1966 موسم الهجرة إلى الشمال (Season of Migration to the North) (novel)
1969 عرس الزين (The Wedding of Zein) (novel)
1971 بندر شاه مريود (Bandarshah) (novel)
منسي إنسان نادر على طريقته 2004. (Mansi: A Rare Man in His Own Way) (novel)