Hisham Matar Reading, part of the Lane Lecture Series

Monday, April 23, 2018

8:00 pm

Bechtel Conference Center, Encina Hall Map

Sponsored by:
Creative Writing Program

Photo by Diana Matar

Part of the Lane Lecture Series

Hisham Matar was born in New York City to Libyan parents, spent his childhood in Tripoli and Cairo, and has lived most of his adult life in London. His critically acclaimed 2016 memoir The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between won the Pulitzer Prize for Autobiography and received the PEN America Book of the Year Award. In The Return, he recounts his search for his father, who was kidnapped and imprisoned in Libya when Matar was 19 and studying in London. His debut novel, In the Country of Men, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award, and won numerous international prizes, including the Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize, a Commonwealth First Book Award, the Premio Flaiano and Premio Gregor von Rezzori. His second book, Anatomy of a Disappearance, published in 2011, was named one of the best books of the year by The Guardian and the Chicago Tribune. His work has been translated into twenty-nine languages. He lives in London and New York City. 

Monday, April 23, 2018
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Bechtel Conference Center, Encina Hall Map

Free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations required.


Arts Lecture / Reading International Humanities Literary 

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