About Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)
A Lebonese-American Mystical Poet, philosopher, artist, essayist and novelist, who became known as a man who 'transcended the barriers between East and West' with his Eastern spirituality.
Born in Lebonon in 1883, he was one of the important Arabic language authors of the time. He moved to America in 1895, and went on to become a famous author and artist there as well. His art works have been exhibited around the world. His best known book 'The Prophet', was first published in 1923 and has been translated into over 20 languages, it also became America's best-selling book of the century after the Bible.