Alain Elkann

Italian Journalist
Born Mar 23, 1950

Alain Elkann is an Italian novelist, intellectual, and journalist. Currently, Elkann is the conductor of cultural programs on Italian television. A recurring theme in his books is the history of the Jews in Italy, their centrality to Italian history, and the relation between the Jewish faith and other religions. He is a writer for La Règle du Jeu, Nuovi Argomenti, "A" and Shalom magazines.… Read More

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1950 Birth Born on March 23, 1950.


1976 26 Years Old In 1976, Elkann married Margherita Agnelli, daughter of the deceased president of FIAT Gianni Agnelli, from whom he had three children, two now important directors in their grandfather’s company: Lapo Elkann and John Elkann (in 2010 he became chairman of Fiat); a daughter Ginevra Elkann, in the movie industry. … Read More


2008 58 Years Old He has been counselor of the Culture Minister Giuliano Urbani during five years and on May 16, 2008 he was appointed by the Italian government Adviser for Cultural Events and Foreign Relations to the Italian Minister Sandro Bondi.
2009 59 Years Old He was awarded Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur in December 2009 and he received the Medaille de Vermeil award from the Académie Française in November 2010.


2010 60 Years Old He received the America Award of the Italy-USA Foundation in 2010.
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