Rawi Hage (born 1964) is a Canadian writer and photographer.
Early life and education [ edit ]
Beirut, Hage grew up in Lebanon and Cyprus. He moved to New York City in 1984. In 1991, he relocated to Montreal, where he studied Photography at Dawson College and Fine Arts at Concordia University. He subsequently began exhibiting as a photographer, and has had works acquired by the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Canada's capital. He holds an MFA from the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). In addition to his work as a writer and a visual artist, Hage spent time as a cab driver in Montreal.
Writing [ edit ]
Hage has published
journalism and fiction in several Canadian and American magazines, and in the . His debut novel, PEN America Journal (2006), won the 2008 De Niro's Game IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the most lucrative literary prize in the world for a single novel, and was shortlisted for the 2006 [1 ] Scotiabank Giller Prize and the 2006 Governor General's Award for English fiction. Commenting on their selection, the IMPAC judges remarked that "its originality, its power, its lyricism, as well as its humane appeal all mark De Niro’s Game as the work of a major literary talent and make Rawi Hage a truly deserving winner." [2 ] was also awarded two De Niro's Game Quebec awards, the Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction and the McAuslan First Book Prize [3 ]
His second novel,
, was published in 2008 and was also shortlisted for the Cockroach Giller Prize, the Governor General's Award and the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize. He was the winner of the [4 ] Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction in 2008 and 2012 for his books and Cockroach Carnival, respectively.
In August 2013, he was named
Vancouver Public Library's ninth writer in residence. [5 ]
Bibliography [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]
Barber, John (October 8, 2012).
"Rawi Hage, lover of misanthropes and other outsiders". . The Globe and Mail Docx, Edward (August 2, 2013).
"Carnival by Rawi Hage – review". . The Guardian Kloepfer, David. (June 3, 2013).
". Carnival by Rawi Hage" . The Rumpus
"Rawi Hage on his award-winning novel Carnival". CBC News. December 27, 2012 Eggertson, Laura (September 29, 2012).
"Rawi Hage’s Carnival: Review". . The Toronto Star
Rawi Hage. culturbase.net.