After studying political economy and sociology, following in his father’s footsteps, he becomes a journalist. Thus, he has the opportunity to travel around sixty Countries and to experience several events, from the Vietnam war to the Iranian revolution. At the outbreak of the war in Lebanon Maalouf chooses exile and moves to Paris. On June 23, 2011 he was elected to the Académie Française, where he holds the chair that had been
Lévi-Strauss’s. Nonino International Prize 1998