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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.
Non fiction
Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (2006) : In the Country of Men
Rathbone Folio Prize Best Book winner (2017) : The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land In Between

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."

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