THE RETURN: HISHAM MATAR
Hisham Matar’s writing is infused with his own story. His father was a leading Libyan dissident who was kidnapped and imprisoned, never to be seen again. Matar’s novel In The Country of Men rawly recounts days of terror and betrayal in Libya; his more recent Pulitzer prizewinning memoir The Return is a treatise on terror, grief and exile, and a detective story of sorts as he pieces together his father’s fate and that of his country’s. The Man Booker Prize shortlister speaks with Michael Williams.
Supported by Platinum Patrons Betsy & Michael Benjamin.
Hisham Matar has recently won a 2017 Pulitzer Prize for The Return. Unfortunately due to a clash with the awards ceremony he will no longer be appearing in the Auckland Writers Festival. Ticket holders should contact Ticketmaster on firstname.lastname@example.org or 09 970 9700 to arrange exchanges or refunds as appropriate.