Book discussion: Libyan speaks on being an author during dictatorships and Arab Spring

Ahram Online, Friday 24 Feb 2012

Libyan author and professor, Hisham Matar, shares his and others' experiences as novelists during dictatorships on Tuesday 28 February at AUC, downtown

Hisham Matar, the Libyan author and professor at Barnard College in New York City, will deliver a lecture titled Men Who Tiptoe Into Their Marital Bedrooms: The Novelist and Dictatorship.

He will describe the challenge of being an author during dictatorships and during the Arabi Spring. He compares his observations with that of others affected by changes in other countries in the world.

Matar was born in the US to Libyan parents, lived in Tripoli and Cairo during childhood, and published his first novel in 2006, In the Country of Men, that was shortlisted for various awards, including the prestigious Man Booker Prize. 

Tuesday, 28 February, 6:00pm
Oriental Hall, AUC Tahrir Square
Contact: Tahia Abdel Nasser, [email protected]

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