Hisham Matar’s debut novel In the Country of Men was shortlisted for the 2006 Man Booker Prize and the 2006 Guardian First Book Award. His 2016 memoir, The Return, was the recipient of many awards including the 2017 Pulitzer Prize, the 2017 PEN/Jean Stein Book Award and the 2017 Rathbones Folio Prize. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. A version of ‘The Guests’ was delivered as the 2018 Edward W. Said Memorial Lecture at Columbia University.
Hisham Matar on Granta.com
Essays & Memoir | Issue 146
‘Strangely, it was Joseph Conrad who introduced me to Edward Said and not the other way around.’
In Conversation | Issue 140
The New Man | Devorah Baum and Josh Appignanesi in Conversation with Hisham Matar
Devorah Baum, Josh Appignanesi & Hisham Matar
What are the merits of the institution of marriage? What divides art and reality? And are our relationships all performative?
Essays & Memoir | Issue 106
Letter from Gaza
‘It is difficult not to see the assassination of Ghassan Kanafani as an attempt to obliterate the Palestinian narrative.’