Rawi Hage was born in Beirut, Lebanon, and lived through nine years of the
Lebanese civil war. He immigrated to Canada in 1992.
Rawi Hage is a writer, a visual artist, and curator. His debut novel, De Niro’s Game, won the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and was translated into several languages. Cockroach, his second novel, was a finalist for many prestigious awards, including the Scotiabank Giller Prize. He lives in Montreal.