The Bookseller Reports

Hisham Matar has won the first £20,000 Rathbones Folio Prize for his “profound and powerful” memoir The Return (Viking). The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between details Matar’s search, both physical and psychological, for his missing...

The Guardian Reports

A month after it secured him a Pulitzer prize, Hisham Matar’s memoir The Return has won the Rathbones Folio prize. The Return tells the story of Matar’s journey to his native Libya in search of his missing father, Jaballa, following the fall of Muammar Gadafi’s...