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Hisham Matar

Libya (b.1970)

Hisham Matar was born in New York in 1970 and spent his childhood in Tripoli and Cairo. He has lived in London since 1986.

Awards: Writers' Prize (2017)  see all

Genres: Literary Fiction
New and upcoming books
March 2025

Goya's the Forge
   In the Country of Men (2006)
   Anatomy of a Disappearance (2011)
   My Friends (2024)
Non fiction show
Hisham Matar recommends
Other Names for Love (2022)
Taymour Soomro
"A beautiful novel on the desire to leave and the hope to remain, the need to find oneself among one's people and away from them."

2017 The Writers' Prize for Fiction : The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land In Between

Award nominations
2024 Orwell Prize for Political Fiction (finalist) : My Friends
2007 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction (nominee) : In the Country of Men
2006 Booker Prize (shortlist) : In the Country of Men

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