Lebanese Novelist Amin Maalouf Just Elected As French Academy’s New Secretary-General


Lebanese novelist Amin Maalouf was just named the new Secretary-General of the French Academy.

The election occurred this week, with Maalouf declared winner, as reported by French media outlets.

You might recall that Maalouf is also a Goncourt Prize laureate celebrated for his novel “The Rock of Tanios.”


In the honorable race for this esteemed position, it was a choice between Maalouf and French writer Jean-Christophe Ruffin.

The duo were the sole contenders, vying to fill the void left by historian Eileen Carriere Dancos, who passed away in August.

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