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Amin Maalouf

Amin Maalouf (1949-present) was born in Beirut, Lebanon where he worked as a journalist until the start of the civil-war in 1975. He moved to Paris as a refugee where he still lives today.

Writing in French his works have been translated into many languages.

Works of fiction:

  • First Century after Bearice
  • Leo the African
  • Rock of Tanios
  • Samarkand
  • Gardens of Light
  • Ports of Call (first published 1996 titled 'Les Echelles du Levant')
  • Balthazar's Odessey

Works of non-fiction:

  • The Crusades through Arab Eyes
  • On Identity

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