Amin Maalouf (25 February 1949) 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 Beatrice
Leo the African
Rock of Tanios (Prix Goncourt 1993)
Gardens of Light
Ports of Call (first published 1996 titled 'Les échelles du Levant')
Works of non-fiction
The Crusades through Arab Eyes