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Rabih Alameddine

Rabih Alameddine

Lebanese-American painter and writer
Rabih Alameddine
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Intro Lebanese-American painter and writer
Is Author Writer Novelist Artist
From United States of America Lebanon
Type Arts Literature
Gender male
Birth 1959, Amman, Amman Governorate, Jordan
Age 61 years
Education
University of California, Los Angeles
Notable Works
The Hakawati  
I, the Divine: A Novel in First Chapters  
An Unnecessary Woman  
Awards
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship  
Prix Femina étranger 2016
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Biography

Rabih Alameddine (Arabic: ربيع علم الدين‎) (born 1959) is a Lebanese-American painter and writer.

Early life

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.

Career

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

Works

  • 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)
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https://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/jan/09/rabih-alameddine-interview-an-unnecessary-woman-national-book-award
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http://www.arabamericanmuseum.org/2017.book.award.winners#Rabih
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