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Amin Maalouf is a Lebanese writer and journalist, born in Beirut on February 25, 1949 AD. After graduating, he worked as a journalist, working in the economic supplement of the Beirut newspaper An-Nahar. In 1976, he moved to France, where he worked for the economic magazine Economia, and continued his journalistic work, heading the editor-in-chief of the magazine “Africa Al-Fata” or “Jeanne Afrique”, as well as continuing to work with the Lebanese newspaper An-Nahar and its stepson called Al-Nahar Al-Arabi and Al-Dawli. He published his first work, The Crusades as Seen by the Arabs, in 1983 by Lattis Publishing House, which became the publishing house specialized in his works. His works have been translated into many languages and he won several French literary prizes, including the Franco-Arab Friendship Prize in 1986 AD for his novel The African Lyon, and he won the Goncourt Prize, the major French literary prize, in 1993 for his novel The Rock of Tanios. Dr. Afif Demashkieh has translated most of his works into Arabic - as Maalouf writes all his works in French - and it is published by Dar Al-Farabi in Beirut. Amin Maalouf's creative project was distinguished by its depth in history by touching the most important civilizational transformations that painted the image of the West and the East in its current form. Among his most important works: Samarkand, The Crusades as Seen by the Arabs, Leon the African, The Fatal Identities, the Rock of Tanios