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World Nomads Lebanon: Rawi Hage


May 2, 2010 | Le Skyroom, French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) | NYC

With Rawi Hage and David Haglund

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Join us for the third edition of the World Nomads series—FIAF’s annual exploration of transculturalism, intended as a dialogue between cultures. This year we explore Lebanon through a program of literature, music, talks, cinema, architecture, and visual arts.

Award-winning author, photographer, and visual artist Rawi Hage will be interviewed by David Haglund and discuss his approach to writing and the ways in which his multicultural background has influenced his unique and singular voice. Born in Beirut, Hage lived through nine years of the Lebanese civil war before embarking on a path that would lead him through Cyprus, New York, and ultimately Montreal, where he currently resides. His debut novel, De Niro’s Game, was winner of the prestigious 2008 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the McAuslan First Book Prize, and the Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction.

Co-sponsored the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)

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