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Hisham Matar was born in New York in 1970 and spent his childhood in Tripoli and Cairo. He has lived in London since 1986 and is currently at work on his second novel.
Shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction 2016. Hisham Matar was nineteen when his father was kidnapped and taken to prison in Libya. He would never see him again. Twenty-two years later, the fall of Gaddafi meant he was finally able to return to his homeland. In this moving memoir, the author takes us on an illuminating journey, both physical and psychological; a journey to find his father and rediscover his country.
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2006. A first novel by Hisham Matar. Nine-year-old Suleimanâ€™s father is away on business, but Suleiman is sure he sees him in the market square of Tripoli. Why doesnâ€™t he come over?