Nine-year-old Suleiman is just an ordinary boy living in an
ordinary house with ordinary parents. Or so he thinks. Then one day
when his father is away on business - as he is regularly - Suleiman
sees his father standing in the market square wearing sun glasses,
and suddenly the safe ordered world he thought he knew is
Born in New York to Libyan parents, Hisham Matar spent his childhood in Tripoli and Cairo and has lived most of his adult life in England. His debut novel In the Country of Men was published in twenty-nine languages and won numerous international prizes as well as being shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Guardian First Book Award. His second novel, Anatomy of a Disappearance, was published to great acclaim in 2011. He lives in London and New York.