Dear Community Members,
An Evening with Rawi Hage* Event
The Lebanese Canadian Society of BC (LCS of BC) with the collaboration of the World Lebanese Cultural Union – BC Council (WLCU) and Simon Fraser University† (SFU), are pleased to invite you to a reception to mark the accomplishments of the Lebanese Canadian Author Mr. Rawi Hage
Friday, November 1st, 2013 – 07:00 p.m Sharp (Registration at 06:30 p.m)
Combined Alma and Peter Room
Vancouver Public Library
350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 6B3
Meet the Author and Enjoy a Reception
Please confirm your attendance as soon as possible at lcsbc.ca/rawihage
LSC of BC Board of Directors.
* Rawi Hage is a Lebanese-Canadian Writer and Photographer. Born in 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.
Hage has published journalism and fiction in several Canadian and American magazines, and in the PEN America Journal. His debut novel, De Niro’s Game (2006), won the 2008 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the most lucrative literary prize in the world for a single novel, and was shortlisted for the 2006 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.” De Niro’s Game was also awarded two Quebec awards, the Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction and the McAuslan First Book Prize
His second novel, Cockroach, was published in 2008 and was also shortlisted for the Giller Prize, the Governor General’s Award and the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. He was the winner of the Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction in 2008 and 2012 for his books Cockroach and Carnival, respectively.
In August 2013, he was named Vancouver Public Library’s ninth Writer In Residence.
† This event is co-sponsored by:
|The SFU Program in World Literature
|The SFU Centre for Comparative Study of Muslim Societies and Cultures