Bibliotopia 2024 | Interview with Hisham Matar

“The Force of Friendship”
Moderated by Alex Clark

Hisham Matar, born in New York, raised in Tripoli and Cairo before settling in London, is a writer, professor at Barnard College and founder of the Barnard International Artists Series, an exchange forum dedicated to contemporary creation. His work, published in over thirty languages, has won him the Pulitzer Prize and the Prix du Livre étranger France Inter-JDD. “My Friends” (Penguin, 2024) celebrates a deep friendship forged in the uncertainties of exile and, in the process, takes a nuanced look at the rifts of Libyan history.

Fondation Jan Michalski, Saturday 23 March 2024