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.