Having moved to North America from Beirut at the age of 18, Hage became an ‘accidental’ author after writing fictive stories to document his photography. His acclaimed debut novel, De Niro’s Game, was followed by Cockroach in 2008.
Describe yourself with three words starting with the same letter.
Bold, bald, brainy.
When/where do you write?
At sunrise in an empty home.
Your favourite character?
What’s more difficult – starting or finishing a book?
Complete this phrase: “I got off the train in Berlin and standing on the platform was...”
Charlie in big shoes thinking, “Where is everyone?”
Choose a famous person and recommend to her/him any reading available today.
Stephen Harper, Canada’s Prime Minister. Recommended reading: Das Kapital.
Your favourite literary character?
The unnamed protagonist in Hunger by Knut Hamsun.
Sep 14, 21:15, “A Lebanese immigrant in Montreal and the attempt to overcome the trauma of war”