El Koussa was featured and written up again, as well as selected on the cover of the 740 pages mega book, “The World best of the Best and Most Illustrious – Men, Women, Awards and Accomplishments of the year – 5th Edition,” published by Times Square Press, New York, April, 2020.
Karim El Koussa is a brilliant, bestselling, and award-winning Lebanese author, published in the US, France and Lebanon. He is the author of «PYTHAGORAS the Mathemagician» (2001, 2005, 2010), «The PHOENICIAN Code» (2011, 2018) and «JESUS the Phoenician» (2013). All books Published in the US were hits.
«PYTHAGORAS the Mathemagician» 2nd US edition is recognized as an all-time bestseller at Ars Metaphysica; «JESUS the Phoenician» 1st US edition is #1 All-Time Bestseller; and «The PHOENICIAN Code» 1st and 2nd US edition, a #2 All-Time Bestseller. As the latter book was met with a high sales turnover, ranking high in the Religious and Fiction categories on Amazon, it was translated into both Arabic as «Al-Shifra Al-Phinicia» (2016), by Dar Saer Al Mashrek, Beirut, and French, «Le CODE Phénicien» (2018), by Éditions Dervy (Group Trédaniel), Paris, which ranked top on Amazon France, Cultura and Fnac in the History, Literature, Fiction and Thriller categories. Work in progress includes «The KABBALISTIC Visions—And the Secrets of the Phoenician Tradition» (for 2020), «The MOTHERLAND,» a Sci-Fi/Mythology trilogy saga, (for 2021/23/24), and «The 7th TEMPLE,» a sequel to «The PHOENICIAN Code,» (for 2022).
Karim El Koussa graduated in 1997 from Notre Dame University (NDU-Lebanon) with a BA in Advertising and Marketing Communications. Following 25+ years of extensive research into the Religion and History of the world, he has focused on the Canaanite-Phoenician and Egyptian Traditions as well as the Christian Religion, gathering a well rounded knowledge in the writing of specialized books that are widely read, listed, selected, referenced and mentioned in Schools, Universities, Articles and Books. El Koussa’s awards include Saïd Akl Prize for «PYTHAGORAS the Mathemagician,» Lebanese Press Syndicate (December 19th 2001); the City of Waterbury Official Citation for the same book and the Key to the City of Waterbury, both presented by Mayor Michael Jarjura (October 17th 2005). At the Mayor’s office, on that same day, an Official Citation on behalf of the State of Connecticut by Rep Selim Noujaim of the Connecticut State House of Representatives. Six years later, in Michigan, USA, a trophy for his thriller, «The PHOENICIAN Code» from the Maveu Management and Consulting Inc. Just recently, the Sunbury Press 2019 SUNNY Award for «The PHOENICIAN Code» in the categories of fiction/visionary and metaphysical, fiction/action and adventure, and fiction-thriller-Christian by Ars Metaphysica, the mystery/religious imprint of Sunbury Press (January 19, 2020). «The PHOENICIAN Code» which is being transformed into an international US TV Series of 3 to 5 seasons (8 episodes per Season) for TV or streaming, by California based production company, Northern Star Pictures, Inc. The TV show is a theological thriller where the versatile Lebanese-American actor Nick Tarabay, known from the STARZ network series Spartacus, will star in the lead role as Paul Khoury, the book’s main character.
Other than writing books, Karim worked as managing editor (1997), published articles for an American literary e-zine (2003-2004), and for a free independent Canadian electronic and standard newspaper (2006). He also practiced politics and other diversified activities in advertising and marketing for media, magazines and engineering firms in Lebanon and UAE.
Northern Star Pictures, Inc. has optioned the rights to «THE PHOENICIAN CODE», a novel by award winning Lebanese author Karim El Koussa. The California based production company has fast-tracked the project and is developing the international theological thriller as a TV Series of 3 to 5 seasons (8 episodes per Season) for television or streaming. First published in the US, 2011 by Sunbury Press, the novel has been translated in Arabic and French and has ranked in the US publisher top best sellers and in the Religious and Fiction categories on Amazon. It’s the story of a Lebanese-American historian whose life is turned upside down when he becomes the target of assassins. He is forced to flee into the shadows and dig deep into ancient history to expose the secret society determined to kill him.
(French-American journalist/editor Marjorie Lerner)