Hisham Matar – Wiki, Bio, Age, Wife, Net Worth

Hisham Matar Wiki,Biography, Net Worth
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Hisham Matar is a 51-years-old American Writer from the United States of America. his estimated net worth is $1 Million to $5 Million Approx. Jump into read his life Facts, Wikipedia and biographies Details

Hisham Matar Biography – Wiki

According to the wiki and biography of Hisham Matar was born on 1 January 1970 in United States of America. let’s check out the Hisham’s personal and public life facts, Wikipedia, bio, spouse, net worth, and career details.

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On October 17, 2019, Matar published A Month in Siena. The book is about his travel to Siena, Italy and the Sienese School. ISBN 9780593129135


Il Libro di Dot is a childrens books released by Matar in 2017. It is his first childrens book and was illustrated by Gianluca Buttolo. ISBN 978-8865671924


In 2016, Matar published his memoir The Return. The memoir centers on Matar’s return to his native Libya in 2012 to search for the truth behind the 1990 disappearance of his father, a prominent political dissident of the Gaddafi regime. ISBN 0-670-92333-8


“I was to pretend that my mother was Egyptian and my father American. It was thought that this would explain, to any Arabs in the school, why my Arabic was Egyptian and why my English was American. My first name was Bob. Ziad chose it because both he and I were fans of Bob Marley and Bob Dylan. I was to pretend I was Christian, though not religious. I was to try to forget my name. If someone called Hisham, I was not to turn.” — Hisham Matar, 2011.

Matar has explored themes of loss and exile in his first two novels, as well as in his memoir, The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between. Matar’s writing often borrows from and refers to painting, architecture, and music. Though he has said he cannot remember a time when he wasn’t writing, Matar first turned to his interests in music—”And because I had no talent in music,” he’s said, “I became an architect, and I continued writing. Writing seemed like just the thing you keep doing—like breathing, or walking, or eating.”


Hisham Matar (Arabic: هشام مطر ‎) (born 1970) is an American born British-Libyan writer. His memoir of the search for his father, The Return, won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography and the 2017 PEN America Jean Stein Book Award. His debut novel In the Country of Men was shortlisted for the 2006 Man Booker Prize. Matar’s essays have appeared in the Asharq al-Awsat, The Independent, The Guardian, The Times and The New York Times. His second novel, Anatomy of a Disappearance, was published to wide acclaim on 3 March 2011. He lives and writes in London.


Matar began writing his first novel, In the Country of Men, in early 2000. In the autumn of 2005, the publishers Penguin International signed him to a two-book deal. In the Country of Men was published in July 2006 and has been translated into 30 languages. ISBN 0-670-91639-0


In 1990, while he was still studying in London, his father Jaballa Matar, was abducted in Cairo. He has been reported missing ever since. In 1996, the family received two letters in his father’s handwriting stating that he had been kidnapped by the Egyptian secret police, handed over to the Libyan regime, and imprisoned in the notorious Abu Salim prison in the heart of Tripoli. The letters were the last sign and only thing they had heard from him or about his whereabouts. In 2010, Matar reported that he had received news that his father had been seen alive in 2002, indicating that Jaballa had survived a 1996 massacre of 1200 political prisoners by the Libyan authorities.

“In March 1990, Egyptian secret service agents abducted my father from his home in Cairo. For the first two years they led us to believe that he was being held in Egypt, and told us to keep quiet or else they could not guarantee his safety. In 1992 my father managed to smuggle out a letter. A few months later my mother held it in her hand. His careful handwriting curled tightly on to itself to fit as many words as possible on the single A4 sheet of paper. Words with hardly a space between, above or beneath them. No margins, they run to the brink.” —Hisham Matar, 2010.


In 1982, Matar’s brother Ziad left for boarding school in the Swiss Alps. Though Matar desperately wanted to join his brother, he had to wait four more years until he too was sixteen. Because of the continued threats by the Libyan dictatorship against their father (as well as a threat to Ziad’s safety while he was studying in Switzerland), however, he could not follow his brother to Switzerland. Both boys had to attend the schools under a false identity. Matar chose a school in England and enrolled in 1986.


The family moved back to Tripoli, Libya, in 1973, but fled the country again in 1979. Matar was nine when they moved to Cairo, where the family lived in exile, and where Matar’s father became more vocal against the Gaddafi regime. Matar continued his schooling at Cairo’s American school.


Hisham Matar was born in New York City, in 1970, the second of two sons. His father, Jaballa Matar, who was considered a political dissident for his opinions on Colonel Muammar Qaddafi’s coup in 1969, had to move the family away from Tripoli and was working for the Libyan delegation to the United Nations, in New York, at the time of Matar’s birth.

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Age (2021)51 Years
Birthplace New York
Date Of Birth1 January 1970
Hometown New York
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Hisham Matar Net Worth

The Hisham Matar Estimated Net worth is $80K – USD $85k.

Monthly Income/Salary (approx.)$80K – $85k USD
Net Worth (approx.)$4 million- $6 million USD

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