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Amin Maalouf

Writer, Lebanon/France

Amin Maalouf

Amin Maalouf is a Lebanese author. He writes in French, and his works have been translated into many languages. He received the Prix Goncourt in 1993 for his novel Rock of Tanios. He studied sociology at the French University in Beirut.He worked as the former director of the Beirut daily an-Nahar in Beirut until the start of the civil war in 1975, when he moved to Paris as a refugee. He still lives there today. Maalouf's novels are marked by his experiences of civil war and migration. Their characters are itinerants, voyagers between lands, languages, and religions.

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