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The Fiction of Exile
Code: 163  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Fiction
Saturday, May 19 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Ticketed: $15/$10
Wharf Theatre 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay Venue & Transport Info
Hisham Matar, Horacio Castellanos Moya, Robert Dessaix (facilitator)
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Change from printed program: Horacio Castellanos Moya is unable to attend Sydney Writers’ Festival due to medical reasons. This event has been cancelled.

When you are forced to leave your home country for political or other reasons, how do you adapt your fiction? Do you write of your new home or must you look back with longing to what you have left behind. Hisham Matar left Libya for Egypt then London, while Horacio Castellanos Moya left El Salvador for the United States, via Mexico. They talk to Robert Dessaix.

Supported by the British Council.



Change from printed program: Change from printed program: UPDATE FROM PRINTED PROGRAM: Horacio Castellanos Moya is unable to attend Sydney Writers’ Festival due to medical reasons. This event has been cancelled.

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Hisham Matar (International)

Hisham Matar was born in New York City to Libyan parents and spent his childhood first in Tripoli and then in Cairo. His first novel, In the Country of Men, was published in 2006 and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, The Guardian First Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award in the US. It won six international literary awards including a Commonwealth Writers' Prize, the Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize and the inaugural Arab American Book Award. It has been translated into 28 languages.

Supported by the British Council.

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Robert Dessaix (Australian)

Robert Dessaix is a writer, translator, broadcaster and occasional essayist. His best-known books, all translated into several European languages, are his autobiography, A Mother’s Disgrace, the novels Night Letters and Corfu, a collection of essays and short stories, And So Forth, and the travel memoirs Twilight of Love and Arabesques. A full-time writer since 1995, Robert lives in Hobart, Tasmania.

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