He published his first novel in 1987, La Pourpre et l’olivier ou Calixte 1er le pape oublié, the life of the 16th pope and his quite tragic destiny, which won the prize Jean d’Heurs for best historical novel. In 1989, he published Avicenne ou La route d'Ispahan which describes the life of the persian doctor, philosopher and scientist Avicenna (Abu Ali Ibn Sina in Arabic). His third novel The Egyptian, the first part of a saga that tells of the still not well known Egypt of the 18 and 19 centuries. This novel was published in 1991 and won the literary prize Quartier latin.
Gilbert Sinoué quickly imposed himself as a wonderful storyteller, be it a novel, a biography like "The last pharao" depicting the constant battle of Mehmet Ali, the pacha with the Ottoman empire, or a thriller in which he conversed with God like "Le Livre de Saphir" (The Sapphire Book).
Beside being a writer, Gilbert Sinoué is also a scriptwriter and screenwriter.
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