2018 Programmes

Hisham Matar

Hisham Matar


Hisham Matar spent his childhood in Tripoli and Cairo and is the author of books including the international award winner and Man Booker shortlisted novel In the Country of Men, and the Pulitzer Prizewinning memoir, The Return, a powerful exploration
of the fate of Libya and of his father. He has been translated into 29 languages.

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 for Event 105: The Return should contact Ticketmaster on groups@ticketmaster.co.nz or 09 970 9700 to arrange exchanges or refunds as appropriate.