The New Man | Devorah Baum, Josh Appignanesi and Hisham Matar

The New Man | Devorah Baum and Josh Appignanesi in Conversation with Hisham Matar

Various Contributors

What are the merits of the institution of marriage? What divides art and reality? And are our relationships all performative?

Devorah Baum

Devorah Baum is associate professor in English literature at the University of Southampton. She is the author of Feeling Jewish (A Book for Just About Anyone) and The Jewish Joke, and co-director of the documentary film The New Man.

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Josh Appignanesi

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Hisham Matar

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.

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