Nawel Louerrad was born in 1981 in Oran, Algeria. After training as an architect at the School of Fine Arts, she studied theatrical design in Nantes, then theatrical studies in Montpellier. She returned to Algeria and worked in theatre and in newspaper graphics before beginning to work in comics. She participated in the collective album 'Monstres' and draws for El Watan Week-End. Her personal graphic story 'Les Vêpres Algériennes', a look at the memorials that accompanied the fiftieth anniversary of Algerian independence, was published by Éditions Dalimen in 2012.