Hisham Matar

Nadine B. Andreas Visiting Writer

Hisham Matar  


Wednesday, October 23

Good Thunder Presents!
“Narratives of Social Protest:  Personal and Political”
7:30–8:30 pm
IAM Wisdom House | 222 E. Walnut St., Mankato
Books will be available for purchase.

Thursday, October 24

Workshop
10–11 am
Emy Frentz Gallery | 523 S 2nd St., Mankato

Craft Talk
3–4 pm
Ostrander Auditorium, Centennial Student Union | Minnesota State University, Mankato
Books will be available for purchase.

Reading
7:30–8:30 pm
Room 245, Centennial Student Union | Minnesota State University, Mankato
Matar will be joined by 2019-20 Andreas Graduate Assistant Hannah Schultz
Real-time captioning provided.
Books will be available for purchase.


Hisham Matar was born in New York City to Libyan parents, spent his childhood in Tripoli and Cairo, and has lived most of his adult life in London.  His 2016 memoir The Return:  Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between won the Pulitzer Prize for Autobiography and received the PEN American Book of the Year Award.  His debut novel, In the Country of Men, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award.  His second novel, Anatomy of a Disappearance, was named one of the best books of the year by The Guardian and the Chicago Tribune.  He lives in London and New York City.

Hannah Schultz is an MFA candidate in fiction at Minnesota State University, Mankato, where she teaches Introduction to Creative Writing. She serves as a managing editor for Blue Earth Review and treasurer for MSU’s Graduate Scholars of English Association. She received one of MSU’s 2018 creative summer fellowships and is the recipient of the 2019-20 Nadine B. Andreas Graduate Assistantship.