An evening with Hisham Matar in conversation with Blake Morrison
Hisham Matar is an American born British-Libyan writer. The Return, his memoir of the search for his father, an opponent and victim of the Gaddafi regime, won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography, the Rathbones Folio Prize and the 2017 PEN America Jean Stein Book Award. Educated mostly in Cairo, he later completed the first ever MA Design Futures course at Goldsmiths. His debut novel, In the Country of Men, was shortlisted for the 2006 Man Booker Prize. His second novel, Anatomy of a Disappearance, was published to wide acclaim in 2011. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and Associate Professor at Barnard College, Columbia University, he currently lives and writes in London.
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