By ADRIAN TAHOURDIN
As is well known, Meursault’s victim in Albert Camus’s novel L’Etranger (The Outsider) didn’t have a name. He’s referred to throughout as “the Arab”. Now the Algerian writer Kamel Daoud has given him a name, Moussa, in his first novel, Meursault, contre-enquête. The book narrowly failed to win this year’s Prix Goncourt, which has gone to Lydie Salvayre for Pas Pleurer (the TLS has a review of Daoud’s book and will also be reviewing Salvayre’s).