Rawi Hage was born in Beirut, Lebanon, and lived through nine years of the Lebanese civil war during the 1970s and 1980s. He emigrated to Canada in 1992 and now lives in Montreal. His first novel, De Niro’s Game (2006), won the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Cockroach (2008) was the winner of the Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction and a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Awards. It was also shortlisted for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Award and the Scotiabank Giller Prize. His most recent novel, Carnival (2012) was also winner of the Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction. He has published in several Canadian and American magazines, and in the Pen America Journal.
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