elyzad Publishing was established in Tunis in 2005. In this Mediterranean country, with its rich melting pot of cultures, we have chosen to share a vibrant, modern literature rooted in diversity. Novels and short stories reflect our commitment: providing a platform from the South to the North for remarkable voices, from here and elsewhere, to read the world in its plurality.
Our editorial policy, deliberately uncompromising, was developed in the course of productive meetings with established authors Leïla Sebbar, Maïssa Bey, Colette Fellous, and Théo Ananissoh, who have put their trust in us, and others from Tunis, Algeria, France, which we have discovered and have the pleasure of introducing.
Views of Arab society mingle with nomadic texts redolent of the north seas and southern breezes, the Balkans and Japan… above all, any kind of multifaceted writing that opens the door or offers a passage to new experiences.
In fact, our catalogue includes works co-published with Actes Sud and Zellige in France and Le Fennec in Morocco. It contains thirty titles and a new paperback collection.
elyzad n’a pas de signification si ce n’est la réunion de mon prénom “Élisabeth” et nom “Daldoul”. Ce qui m’a intéressée dans cet « assemblage », ce sont les 3 racines que l’on peut décrypter : el : origine arabe ; ely : latine ; zad : perse... L’empreinte des mots qui se rencontrent...
Listen here the interview of Élisabeth Daldoul, carried out by the École des métiers de l’information (EMI-CFD), for the Hors Concours prize, October 2019.