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Amin Maalouf (novelist)


Who is Amin Maalouf?

Amin Maalouf is a Lebanese-born French author. Has lived in France since 1976. Although his native language is Arabic, he writes in French, and his works have been translated into many languages. He received the Prix Goncourt in 1993 for his novel Le rocher de Tanios. He has also been awarded the Prince of Asturias Award for Literature in its 2010 edition. He was elected at the Académie française on 23 June 2011, on seat 29. Maalouf is the first Lebanese inducted as an academy immortal. He filled the vacant member seat of the late Claude Lévi-Strauss, French anthropologist and ethnologist.

  • also known as Emin Maluf; 阿敏·馬盧夫; Маалуф, Амин
  • born on (65 years ago) in Beirut, child of Odette Maalouf and Ruchdi Maalouf
  • nationality: Lebanon, France
  • education:
  • profession: Writer, novelist, author
  • written works: "Leo Africanus", "The Crusades Through Arab Eyes", "Balthasar's Odyssey", "In the Name of Identity", "Bidayat", "Al-hurub al-salibia", "The Gardens of Light", "Origenes / Origins", "Ports of Call", "Muʻjam al-ḥayawān", "Indentites Mertrieres", "Die Wiederkehr des Skarabäus", "Der Mann aus Mesopotamien", "The Rock of Tanios", "Samarkand", "Disordered World", "The First Century after Beatrice"
  • some of the nominations and awards:
      • Prix Goncourt - "The Rock of Tanios"
      • nominated to International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award - "Balthasar's Odyssey"
      • Prince of Asturias Award for Literature (His work, which has been translated into more than 20 languages, proves him as one of the contemporary writers who has most deeply explored Mediterranean culture, represented as a symbolic space of coexistence.)
      • nominated to Man Booker International Prize
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