In The Guardian, Stephen Moss talks with Hisham Matar about Libya and his novel, In the Country of Men.
“Why isn't Hisham Matar angrier? In 1990, when he was a student in London, his father - a Libyan dissident living in Cairo - was kidnapped, taken back to Tripoli, imprisoned, tortured. He smuggled several letters out from Abu Saleem jail detailing his treatment, but there has been no word since 1995. The not-knowing must be hideous - so how to square that with this charming, engaging, patient young man?” – from “Love, Loss and All Points in Between,” by Stephen Moss, The Guardian