Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

Profile of Rawi Hage, Author of De Niro's Game

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From -- Rawi Hage's first novel, De Niro's Game (House of Anansi Press), tells the tale of two young men trying to survive in the carnage of civil war in Beirut, Lebanon. Best friends since childhood, Bassam and George are faced with two choices for survival; to leave their home and take a chance in a foreign city, or join the corrupt militia and gain a foothold in war-torn Beirut.

Rawi Hage was born in Beirut and lived through nine years of the Lebanese civil war. He immigrated to Canada in 1992. He is a writer, visual artist, and curator. His writing has appeared in Fuse Magazine, Mizna, Jouvert, The Toronto Review and many others, and his visual art has been shown in galleries and museums around the world.