Amin Maalouf

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Amin Maalouf
Amin Maalouf by Claude Truong-Ngoc, 2013
Born (1949-02-25) 25 February 1949 (age 74)
Beirut, Lebanon
OccupationWriter, scholar and novelist

Amin Maalouf (French: [maluf]; Arabic: أمين معلوف; born 25 February 1949) is a Lebanese author. He studied sociology at the French University in Beirut. He was the director of the Beirut daily newspaper an-Nahar. But, he left the country 1975 at the start of the Lebanese Civil War. He moved to Paris and still lives there today.

Maalouf writes in French, and his works have been translated into many languages. He received the Prix Goncourt in 1993 for his book Rock of Tanios.

He uses his experiences of civil war and migration in writing his novels. The characters in his novels are wanderers. They may not have just one home country, language, or religions.

Works of fiction[change | change source]

  • First Century after Beatrice ISBN 0704370514
  • Leo Africanus ISBN 1561310220
  • Rock of Tanios (Prix Goncourt 1993) ISBN 0807613657
  • Samarkand (first published 1988 titled 'Samarcande') ISBN 1566562937
  • Gardens of Light ISBN 1566562481
  • Ports of Call (first published 1996 titled 'Les échelles du Levant') ISBN 186046890X
  • Balthasar's Odyssey ISBN 155970702X

Works of non-fiction[change | change source]

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