PODCAST: Hisham Matar speaks about his memoir, 'The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land In Between' at Hay Festival Cartagena de Indias 2017.

In this podcast, Hisham Matar speaks about his memoir, 'The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land In Between'. The book charts his journey back to Libya after decades living in exile, in search of what happened to his father, Jaballa, who was abducted by the Libyan secret services.


Listen to more podcasts from this series from Hay Festival Cartagena de Indias 2017.

 

This podcast was recorded live by the British Council at Hay Festival Cartagena de Indias 2017.
Hay Festival Cartagena de Indias brings readers and writers together to share stories and ideas, featuring a line-up of over 180 artists, thinkers and leaders from around the world. This year, British Council supported three British writers attending the festival: Misha Glenny, Philippe Sands and Hisham Matar.

 

In this podcast British Council Arts Podcast presenter Georgina Godwin talks to Libyan writer Hisham Matar. His debut novel In the Country of Men was shortlisted for the 2006 Man Booker Prize. Matar's essays have appeared in the Independent, Guardian, Times, and New York Times. He currently lives and writes in London.

 

In this podcast, he tells us about his memoir, The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land In Between, published in 2016. The book charts his journey back to Libya after decades living in exile, in search of what happened to his father, Jaballa, who was abducted by the Libyan secret services.

 

Hear the full series of podcasts from Hay Festival Cartagena de Indias 2017 at https://soundcloud.com/artsbritishcouncil/ 

 

To find out more about Hay Festival visit www.hayfestival.org or follow the festival on Twitter @hayfestival

 

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