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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

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Goya's the Forge
 
Novels
   In the Country of Men (2006)
   Anatomy of a Disappearance (2011)
   My Friends (2024)
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Non fiction show
 
Hisham Matar recommends
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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."

Awards
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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