ISH AIT HAMOU
A masterful storyteller
‘Giving people a voice, that’s what I do with my characters’
Ish Ait Hamou is the son of a Maroccan immigrant who arrived with his wife in Vilvoorde, a small city near Brussels. He’s the youngest of four children. He was a choreographer and judge on the Belgian version of ‘So you think you can dance’ but he sees himself primarily as a storyteller. His first interest was dancing. Years later, he wrote his first novel Hard heart (2014), which is a love story. So far, 30.000 copies were sold.