Hisham Matar was born in New York City to Libyan parents and spent his childhood in Tripoli and Cairo. His first novel, In the Country of Men, won six international literary awards and has been translated into twenty-nine languages. His second novel, Anatomy of a Disappearance, was named one of the best books of the year by the Guardian and The Chicago Tribune. He lives in London and in New York City, where he teaches at Barnard.
Living in the Aftermath
Leah Mirakhor follows Hisham Matar's search for his father, kidnapped by the Qaddafi regime, in "The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between."...