Robert Solé is a French journalist and novelist of Egyptian and Syrian origin. Born in Cairo in 1946, Solé moved to France at the age of 18. He has served as ombudsman of the Parisian newspaper Le Monde. The author of more than 20 books, his works of fiction include Le Tarbouche (winner of the Prix Mediterranée in 1992) and La Mamelouka. His most recent title is a book about the history of Egypt.