Sad news for Maalouf fans. Speculation had been rife that the French academician is about to announce his retirement from all public activities, at age 70, with immediate effect.
UPDATE 19/03/2019 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Being an author isn't fun anymore
“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being an author just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.
For a little while on Monday evening, #ThankYouAmin was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.
“Amin Maalouf was unlike any other author we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouAmin”
— @universalObserver, 18 Mar 2019
“Maalouf wasn't retired?”
— @borisB0, 18 Mar 2019
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