Born in 1967 in Lebanon, Alexandre Najjar is considered to be one of
the best Lebanese novelists of his generation.Bourse de l'Ecrivain from the Fondation Hachette (1990).
Prix de poésie de la Ville de Paris (1990).
Prix du Palais littéraire (1994).
Prix littéraire de l'Asie, awarded by the French-speaking Writers Association (1996).
The France-Liban Prize (1998).
The Amsterdam Prize (1999).
He is the author of a number of narratives:
La Honte du survivant, Naaman, 1989.
Comme un aigle en dérive, Publisud,
L'école de la guerre, Balland, 1999 - Available in English, "The School of War", Telegram Books, 2006.
Le Roman de Beyrouth, Plon, 2005.
of a distinguished biography of Kahlil Gibran, the author of The
Prophet (Pygmalion, 2002),
and of three historical novels:
Les Exilés du Caucase (Grasset, 1995)
L'Astronome (Grasset, 1997).
Athina (Grasset, 2000).
He was awarded a number of litterary and cultural prizes, including:
Alexandre Najjar is a lawyer and literary critic in two French-speaking magazines. He currently lives between Paris and Beirut.