Quotes by Amin Maalouf

About 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 (translated into English as The Rock of 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.

Author Bio

  • NameAmin Maalouf
  • DescriptionLebanese writer
  • BornFebruary 25, 1949
  • CountryFrance
  • ProfessionJournalist; Writer; Librettist
  • WorksThe Rock Of Tanios
  • AwardsKnight Of The Legion Of Honour; Officer Of The National Order Of Merit; Commandeur Des Arts Et Des Lettres?; Prix Goncourt; Premis Internacionals Terenci Moix; Prince Of Asturia Literary Prize