Alexandre Najjar

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Alexandre Najjar (born February 5, 1967) is an award-winning Lebanese novelist and literary critic. He was born in Beirut and went to university in Paris. A trained lawyer, he specialized in banking and finance law. He is the author of more than 30 books. In addition to poetry and fiction, he has written the biography of Khalil Gibran, the author of The Prophet.[1] and a book about the Arab Spring (Anatomie d'un tyran). Najjar is also a columnist and literary critic for "L'Orient littéraire". He lives in Paris and Beirut. In 2009, he received the Prix Mediterranee for his book Phenicia and a distinction from the French Academy (L'Académie française), in addition to numerous Lebanese and international awards.

Published works

Najjar's works have been translated into more than 12 languages :

"Kadicha", novel, Plon, September 2011.

"Anatomie d'un tyran : Mouammar Kadhafi", Actes Sud/L'orient des livres, 2011.

"Sur les traces de Gibran", essay, Dergham, 2011.

"Un goût d'éternité", poems, Dergham, 2011.

"L'enfant terrible", biography, ed. L'Orient-Le Jour, 2010.

"Haïti, suivi de : Aller simple pour la mort", poems, Dergham, 2010.

Berlin 36, a novel that tells the story of African American runner Jesse Owens, particularly during the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Plon (publisher), 2010.

"Pour la francophonie", essay, Dar An-Nahar, 2008.

"Un amour infini", poems, Dergham, 2008.

Phénicia, novel, Plon, 2008 (ISBN 2-259-20384-1). Prix Méditerranée 2009 ;Pocket n°14029.

Le Silence du ténor, Plon, 2006 (ISBN 2-259-20383-3); Ed. La Table ronde,n°276. available in English under the title : The School of war (Telegram).

Awraq Joubrania, Dar an-Nahar, Beirut, 2006 (in Arabic)

La Passion de lire, Librairie Antoine, 2005

Saint Jean-Baptiste, biography, Pygmalion, 2005 (ISBN 2-85704-854-8)

Le Roman de Beyrouth, novel, Plon, 2005 (ISBN 2-266-16499-6) ; Pocket, n°13070.

Le Mousquetaire, Zo d'Axa (1864–1930), biography, Balland, 2004, (ISBN 2-7158-1479-8)

De Gaulle et le Liban, essay, II vol., Ed. Terre du Liban : 1.Vers l'Orient compliqué (1929–1931), 2002 2.De la guerre à l'Indépendance (1941–1943), 2004

Khalil Gibran, biography,Pygmalion, 2002 (ISBN 2-85704-777-0); J'ai Lu n°7841. Available in English (Telegram).

Lady Virus, thriller, Balland, 2002 (ISBN 2-253-08793-9), and Livre de Poche.

Le Crapaud, play, FMA, 2001 -

Le Procureur de l'Empire, Ernest Pinard (1822–1909), biography, Balland, 2001 (ISBN 2-7158-1350-3), published by La Table ronde under the title : "Le Censeur de Baudelaire" (2010).

Khiam, poems, Dar An-Nahar, 2000.

Athina, novel, Grasset, 2000.

L'école de la guerre, Balland, 1999 (ISBN 2-7103-2844-5); La Table ronde,n°242. Available in English under the title : The School of war (Telegram).

L'Astronome, novel, Grasset, 1997

Les Exilés du Caucase, novel, Grasset, 1995 (ISBN 2-246-50121-0)

Pérennité de la littérature libanaise d'expression française, essay, éd. Anthologie,1993

Comme un aigle en dérive, short stories, Publisud, 1993

La honte du survivant, short stories, Naaman, 1989

À quoi rêvent les statues?, poems, éd. Anthologie,1989

Law books: - La garantie à première demande, Bruylant-LGDJ-Delta, 2010. (First demand guarantee) - L'administration de la société anonyme libanaise, Bruylant-LGDJ-Delta, 1998, 2e éd. 2011. (The management of the Lebanese joint-stock company).

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