Headlines (Campus Updates)
EVENT POSTPONED:Author Rawi Hage to speak at Laurier Oct. 29
Communications, Public Affairs & Marketing
Please note: this event has been postponed. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Award-winning novelist Rawi Hage will visit Wilfrid Laurier University Monday, Oct. 29 to speak about his career as a writer and his latest book, Carnival.
The event takes place from 2:30-4:00 p.m. in Room N1044 in the Science Building on Laurier’s Waterloo campus.
Hage grew up in Lebanon and in Cyprus. He later lived in New York City for seven years. In 1991, he moved to Montreal where he wrote his first novel, De Niro’s Game, for which he won the coveted IMPAC Dublin Literary Award (2008), worth $125,000. De Niro’s Game also won two awards in Quebec: the Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction and the McAuslan First Book Prize. His second book, Cockroach, was short-listed for the Giller Prize, the Governor General’s Award and the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. His latest book, Carnival, has also been nominated for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize.
Hage will also be participating in the International Festival of Authors in Toronto, which runs from Oct. 18-28.