|Intro||Lebanese-American painter and writer|
|Is||Author Writer Novelist Artist|
|From||United States of America Lebanon|
|Birth||1959, Amman, Amman Governorate, Jordan|
Rabih Alameddine (Arabic: ربيع علم الدين) (born 1959) is a Lebanese-American painter and writer.
Alameddine was born in Amman, Jordan to Lebanese Druze parents (Alameddine himself is an atheist). He grew up in Kuwait and Lebanon, which he left at age 17 to live first in England and then in California. He earned a degree in engineering from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and a Master of Business in San Francisco.
Alameddine began his career as an engineer, then moved to writing and painting. The author of four novels and a collection of short stories, Alameddine was the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2002. He lives in San Francisco and Beirut.
In 2014, Alameddine was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and he won the California Book Awards Gold Medal Fiction for An Unnecessary Woman.
In 2017, Alameddine won the Arab American Book Award and the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Fiction for The Angel of History
- Koolaids: The Art of War (1998)
- The Perv: Stories (1999)
- I, the Divine: A Novel in First Chapters (2001)
- The Hakawati (2008)
- An Unnecessary Woman (2014)
- The Angel of History: A Novel (2016)