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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.



About

Born in Lebanon during the civil war, Dimitri Nasrallah (B.Hon, MA) lived in Kuwait, Greece, and Dubai before settling in Canada in 1988.  He is the author of two novels: Niko (Esplanade Editions, 2011), which won the Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction and has been longlisted for the 2013 IMPAC Dublin Award; and Blackbodying (DC Books, 2005), which won the McAuslan First Book Award and was a finalist for the Grand Prix du Livre de Montreal.  His short fiction has won the 2006 CBC Quebec Writing Competition, while his literary journalism has appeared in The Globe & Mail, Toronto Star, Montreal Gazette, and Montreal Review of Books.  He has worked prolifically as a music journalist and critic, serving as an editor at the national music magazine Exclaim! from 2009 to 2011. A teacher of both creative and essay writing, Nasrallah has served as a lecturer with Concordia University’s English Department since 2007.