Hisham Matar - In The Country Of Men

Harriett Gilbert talks to Hisham Matar about his stunning debut novel In The Country Of Men.

Set in the bewildering world of Tripoli, it is the emotional tale of a young boy growing up, where fears, secrets and betrayal threaten the ties of family and friendship.

The novel was shortlisted for the 2006 Booker Prize.

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Sun 4 Sep 2011 18:05 GMT

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