Meet the Author: Hisham Matar, "Anatomy of a Disappearance"

Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 1:00pm

Event Info

Admission

FREE

Venue

Newberry Library

60 W. Walton Street

Chicago, 

IL 

60610

Presenter

The Newberry Library
312-943-9090

This event will be recorded for WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified.

Nuri is a young boy when his mother dies. When he meets Mona by the pool of the Magda Marina hotel, the rest of the world vanishes. But it is Nuri’s father with whom Mona falls in love and marries. When his father, long a dissident in exile from his homeland, is taken under mysterious circumstances, Nuri and his stepmother’s world is shattered as they begin to realize how little they knew about the man they both loved. In a voice that is delicately wrought and beautifully tender, Hisham Matar asks when a loved one disappears, how does their absence shape the lives of those who are left?

Hisham Matar was born in New York City to Libyan parents. His first novel, In the Country of Men, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Matar lives in London and serves as an associate professor at Barnard College in New York City.

This event is co-sponsored by the Newberry Library's A.C. McClurg Bookstore. Admission is free and no reservations are required.