Getting to Know Author Hisham Matar, a TU Feagin Visiting Artist

Nov 1, 2016

On this edition of our show, we offer a conversation with author Hisham Matar. His first novel, "In the Country of Men," was short-listed for the Man Booker Prize and the Guardian First Novel Prize, and his latest book, his third, is a memoir entitled "The Return." This work tells the story of his father's kidnapping by Muammar Qaddafi's government -- and of the fallout endured by Matar and his family over the ensuing decades. (Matar was born in New York City to Libyan parents.) Matar is currently a Feagin Visiting Artist here at TU, and he will present a book talk and signing regarding "The Return" tonight (Tuesday the 1st) at 7pm. This event will happen in the Adelson Auditorium at TU's Tyrrell Hall.