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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.
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Sun, 21 May 2017

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