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New novel by Concordia Professor Dimitri Nasrallah: finalist for the Prix des Libraires

The French translation of Hotline was selected by the prestigious Quebec literary award
February 23, 2024

Dimitri Nasrallah sitting at a wooden desk with his feet up, and a red rotary phone

The French translation of Hotline, the new novel authored by Dimitri Nasrallah, professor in the Department of English at Concordia University, is a finalist for the Prix des Libraires, the prestigious Québécois literary award awarded by the province's booksellers (Éditions La Peuplade, traduction de Daniel Grenier). Hotline was also a 2023 CBC Canada Reads Finalist and was Longlisted for the 2022 Scotiabank Giller Prize. The winners of Prix des Libraires will be announced on May 16, at the yearly gala.

Dimitri Nasrallah is the author of four novels. He was born in Lebanon in 1977, and lived in Kuwait, Greece, and Dubai before moving to Canada. His internationally acclaimed books have garnered nominations for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and the Grand Prix du Livre de Montréal, and won the Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction and the McAuslan First Book Prize.

Hotline is a love letter to the 1980s, the years the author first moved to Canada, and one woman's struggle to overcome the challenges of immigration. 



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