France / Lebanon
AMIN MAALOUF was born in Beirut where he studied economics and sociology and then worked as an international reporter until the Lebanese Civil War broke out in 1975. In 1993, The Rock of Tanios, his fourth novel, won the Prix Goncourt, the most prestigious literary award in France. Maalouf is a member of the Académie Française and in 2020 was awarded France’s National Order of Merit.
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