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Friday, June 13, 2008 7:59 am
Hage Wins the IMPAC
Posted by: Keir Graff

Rawi Hage’s debut novel, De Niro’s Game, has won “the world’s richest literary prize,” the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. How rich is it? A cool 100,000 Euros, which, according to Bloomberg, translates to 154,000 simoleons.

From Joanne Wilkinson’s Booklist review:

Both terse and lyrical, Hage’s narrative is a wonder, alternately referencing modern American action heroes and ancient Arabic imagery. The blend of the two is as startling as it is beautiful.


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