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Niko longlisted for the 2013 International IMPAC Dublin Award
I'm thrilled to report that Niko has made the 2013 IMPAC Dublin Award longlist, alongside 153 other international novels!  You can view the entire longlist here.

Niko to be published in Turkey
Turkish-language rights for Dimitri Nasrallah’s second novel, Niko, have sold to Everest, the Turkish publisher of Rawi Hage, Zadie Smith, and Penelope Lively, among many other renowned English-language authors. Publication of the Turkish edition of Niko is scheduled for Spring of 2014.
Nasrallah on France's Tonino Benacquista in the Toronto Star
In the Toronto Star's books section, I review The Thursday Night Men, the latest novel by French author Tonino Benacquista.

Niko: The MRB Spotlight

The Spring 2011 issue of the Montreal Review of Books contains an insightful look at Niko and its long gestation from idea to published novel. In it, Eric Boodman writes, "The pleasure of reading Niko comes from more than just its fast pace. In this novel, Nasrallah has created complete worlds that you carry around in your head after you put the book down, worlds to which you want to return. What makes these settings so enticing is the way they are built up around the characters. ...we are in the hands of a master storyteller."
About Dimitri Nasrallah
Award-winning writer Dimitri Nasrallah is the author of two novels, Niko (Esplanade Editions, 2011) and Blackbodying (DC Books, 2005). He has also contributed essays and non-fiction to the Toronto Star, The Globe & Mail, Montreal Gazette, Montreal Review of Books, and Exclaim!. READ MORE

Latest Book
Niko (2011)
Six-year-old Niko Karam has never known a life outside civil war. He rarely leaves his parents’ small apartment, and from its small balcony he listens to the world outside tumble down one building at a time. But after a car bomb kills his pregnant mother, Niko is thrust into a much wider and confusing world. Swiftly paced, poignantly moving, and beautifully imagined, Niko is a powerful epic story of what it takes to survive during and after war.