Marek Halter is a French-Jewish novelist.
He was born in Poland in 1936. During World War II, he and his parents escaped from the Warsaw Ghetto and fled to the Soviet Union, spending the remainder of the war in Russia and later in Uzbekistan. In 1950 they emigrated to France and took up residence in Paris. Halter studied pantomime under Marcel Marceau and for a time earned a living as a painter; his work was featured in several international exhibitions.
Halter began writing in the 1970’s. His works include “The Madman and the Kings” (awarded the Prix Aujourd’hui in 1976), “The Messiah”, “The Mysteries of Jerusalem”, “The Book of Abraham” (1986) and its sequel, “The Children of Abraham” (1990), “The Wind of the Khazars” (2003), “Sarah” (2004), “Zipporah” (2005), and “Lilah” (2006). In addition to his novels he is the author of “The Jester And the Kings: a Political Biography” (1989) and “Stories of Deliverance: Speaking with Men And Women Who Rescued Jews from the Holocaust” (1998).
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