Start Time
January 6, 2016
08:00AM
Italian History Library

Event Description

Noted lebanese author Amin Maalouf will hold a book signing for his latest novel at the Italian History Library. His new novel The Modern Crusades has been hailed by critics as modern masterpiece of post orientalist literature and is widely regarded as the best novel by an arab author in recent memory. The signing will take place from 8 AM till 12 PM and will include a maximum of an addition signing of two of his novel. At 1 PM a book reading will be held by the author, where he will also recount the process of developing the novel and his inspirations in what he hopes to be a new stage in his career that will tackle the contemporary diaspora and disorientation of the modern arab in an increasingly westernized world.