Hisham Matar
  • Gender:Male
  • Year of Birth:1970, New York City, United States
  • Citizen of:Libya
  • Education:United Kingdom

Hisham Matar (Arabic: هشام مطر) (born 1970) is an American-born British-Libyan writer. His memoir of the search for his father, The Return, won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography and the 2017 PEN America Jean Stein Book Award. His debut novel In the Country of Men was shortlisted for the 2006 Man Booker Prize. Matar's essays have appeared in the Asharq al-Awsat, The Independent, The Guardian, The Times and The New York Times. His second novel, Anatomy of a Disappearance, was published to wide acclaim on 3 March 2011. He lives and writes in London.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and Associate Professor of Professional Practice in Comparative Literature, Asia & Middle East Cultures, and English at Barnard College, Columbia University.

Published works
  • The Return, By (author), Viking Press, 2016, ISBN-13, 9780670923335, Book
  • In the Country of Men, By (author), Penguin International, 2006, ISBN-13, 0-670-91639-0, Book
  • Anatomy of a Disappearance, By (author), Viking Press, 2011, ISBN-13, 0-670-91651-X, Book
  • Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobography, United States, Winner, 2017
  • PEN/Jean Stein Book Award, United States, Winner, 2017
  • Arab American Book Award, United States, Short-listed, 2012

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