12 The Return: Hisham Matar in Conversation with Bill Richardson
Hisham Matar burst onto the international literary scene with his first novel In the Country of Men. It was shortlisted for Man Booker Prize, won a regional Commonwealth Prize and has been translated into 28 languages. His new book, The Return, is a memoir about his father’s mysterious disappearance in Egypt and Matar’s return to Libya in search for answers. The New York Times said, "It seems unfair to call Hisham Matar’s extraordinary new book a memoir since it is so many other things besides: a reflection on exile and the consolations of art, an analysis of authoritarianism, a family history, a portrait of a country in the throes of revolution, and an impassioned work of mourning.” This is your opportunity to meet a writer the Wall Street Journal calls “…a brilliant narrative architect and prose stylist.”
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