Hisham Matar’s personal and professional biography crisscrosses the trajectories of literature, art and politics, as well as the landscapes of Libya, the homeland of which he writes, and England that became his second home in 1986. In London, he studied architecture and design and marked his creative space as a migrant/exilic writer, thus joining the ranks of other Libyan writers such as Ibrahim al-Koni, Khaled Mattawa, Ghazi Gheblawi, and others. Author of two novels, he also contributed essays to AlSharq al-Awsat, The Guardian, The Independent, The Times, and The New York Times. His first novel, In the Country of Men, which was published in 2006, was translated into twenty-eight languages. …

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Sakr, Rita. "Hisham Matar". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 21 May 2012
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