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Rencontre littéraire “Je viens de loin, j’écris en français” avec Amin Maalouf


The next literary encounter “Je viens de loin, j’écris en français” will be held online on the 2nd of February at 6:30 pm (Paris time) with Amin Maalouf, a writer from Lebanon. 

Born in Beirut and brought up in a family of teachers, Amin Maalouf was a journalist before he decided to dedicate himself to writing. Religion, the civil war in Lebanon, languages, immigration, travels, opera… are some of the many subjects he writes about. As an acclaimed writer, he received many literary awards, amongst which the Prix Goncourt in 1993 for Le Rocher de Tanios, the European Essay Prize in 1998 for Les Identités meurtrières, and the Prix des Asturies in 2010 for all of his work. He was also chosen to be a member of the Académie française in 2011. His last novel, Nos frères inattendus, came out in Septembre 2020.

Initiated in 2017, Je viens de loin, j’écris en français events from the Alliance française de Paris Île-de-France invite authors (writers, directors, comics writers…) coming from abroad and who chose the French language to express themselves. 

Bernard Magnier explores his guests’ universe through their writing journey, their creation process, their relationship with the French language or their mother tongue, and their personal anecdotes. Journalist, publisher and renowned expert on francophone literatures, Bernard Magnier plans and hosts these events with finesse, sincerity and sagacity. 

Since May 2020, and with the support of Institut Français and Fondation des Alliances Françaises, it is online that these events keep on introducing you to some of the greatest francophone authors. Free and open to all, they are the perfect opportunity for a worldwide audience to discuss with major figures of the francophone contemporary literature world.

Rencontre littéraire “Je viens de loin, j’écris en français” avec Amin Maalouf.

(re)Discover the past editions of “Je viens de loin, j’écris en français” on the Alliance française Paris’ Youtube channel.