• Born in Beirut, Lebanon in 1949.
  • Studied Economics and Sociology at the Higher School of Arts, Saint Joseph University in Beirut. •  After graduating from university, he embarked on his journalistic career and worked as a writer for the Economic Supplement of “An-Nahar” newspaper.
  • In 1976, he moved to France; where he worked in the financial magazine “Economia” and later became the editor-in-chief of the “Jeune Afrique” magazine. He also continued to write for the Lebanese daily newspaper; “An-Nahar”, as well as the “An-Nahar Al Arabi Wal Dawli” magazine. •  His first book, The Crusades through Arab Eyes, was published in 1983 by JC Latte?s Publishing House; which also published his later books.
  • His books have been translated into many languages.
  • Amin Maalouf’s works are known to delve deep into history by highlighting the most significant cultural transformations that have helped create the current images of both the West and the East. Books
  • The Crusades Through Arab Eyes (Historical Essay)
  • Leo Africanus ( Novel)
  • Samarkand (Novel)
  • The Gardens of Light (Novel)
  • The First Century after Beatrice (Novel)
  • The Rock of Tanios (Novel)
  • Ports of Call or Les échelles du Levant (Novel)

  Balthasar’s Odyssey (Novel)

  • Love from Afar (Libretto)
  • Killer Identities (Political Essays)
  • Origins: A Memoir (A Biography of Amin Maalouf’s family)
  • Adriana Mater (Libretto)
  • Le Dérèglement du monde  “Derangement of the World” (Political Essays) Telephone: 0033672783334 Amin Maalouf’s Website: http://maalouf.narod.ru/

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