Born in 1967 in Lebanon, Alexandre Najjar is considered to be one of the best Lebanese novelists of his generation.
He is the author of a number of narratives:
La Honte du survivant, Naaman, 1989.
Comme un aigle en dérive, Publisud, 1993.
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) and
L’Astronome (Grasset, 1997).
Athina (Grasset, 2000).
He was awarded a number of litterary and cultural prizes, including:
- 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). etc.
Alexandre Najjar is a lawyer and literary critic in two French-speaking magazines. He currently lives between Paris and Beirut.