Part-time Faculty, English
Award-winning novelist, editor, and translator Dimitri Nasrallah was born in Lebanon in 1977, during the civil war. He lived in Kuwait, Greece, and Dubai before moving to Canada in 1988. His first novel, Blackbodying (DC Books, 2005), won the Quebec’s McAuslan First Book Prize and was a finalist for the Grand Prix du Livre de Montréal. His second novel, Niko (Véhicule, 2011), appeared in four languages, won the Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction, and was nominated for CBC’s Canada Reads and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. A prolific cultural journalist, his work has been published widely in The Globe & Mail, Toronto Star, CBC.ca, Montreal Gazette, The Walrus, Drunken Boat, Maisonneuve, and numerous other publications. For three years, he was the host for the books & culture television program Between the Pages. He is the editor for Esplanade Books, Véhicule Press’s fiction imprint, and is currently translating Éric Plamondon’s 1984 Trilogy from French to English. His third novel will be published in 2018.