Rawi Hage

Rawi Hage is a Montreal-based writer whose books include the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award winner De Niro's Game.
Rawi Hage is an acclaimed novelist from Montreal. (CBC)

Rawi Hage is a Montreal-based writer whose debut novel, De Niro's Gamewon the prestigious IMPAC Dublin Literary Award in 2008 and launched his career on an international stage. Since his explosive start, Hage's writing has received numerous accolades and is praised by the literary community for deftly navigating complex themes of exile, chaos and criminality. Hage's second book, Cockroach, received the Hugh MacLennan Prize for fiction and was defended by Samantha Bee on Canada Reads in 2014. His latest book Carnivalpublished in 2012, was a finalist for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize.

Hage is also a photographer. He was born in Beirut, Lebanon, later moved to New York and has lived in Montreal since 1992. 

Beirut Hellfire Society was on the shortlist for the the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize and the Governor General's Literary Award for fiction

Books by Rawi Hage


Rawi Hage talks about his book Beirut Hell Fire Society. 2:54
Interview with author Rawi Hage about his latest novel "Carnival." 21:26
Rawi Hage on "Cockroach" 17:12


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