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Hisham Matar

Hisham Matar
Photo by Diana Matar

Hisham Matar was born in New York City to Libyan parents and spent his childhood first in Tripoli and then in Cairo. He has lived in London since 1986. His first novel, In the Country of Men , was published in 2006 and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Guardian First Book Award. Anatomy of a Disappearance is his latest book.

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