Rawi Hage is a Montreal-based writer whose debut novel, De Niro's Game, won 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 Carnival, published 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.