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Libyan Newswire

US Embassy Congratulates Libyan Author on Winning Pulitzer Prize

Tripoli, 16 April 2017(Lana) The US Embassy in Libya has congratulated Libyan author Hisham Matar on winning the prestigious 'Pulitzer' prize for his book 'The Return'. 'We are proud to announce that Hisham Matar has won the Pulitzer prize for his book 'The Return' in the biography category. The prize said 'for elegy for home and father that examines with controlled emotion the past and present of an embattled region.' The prize is awarded by the distinguished Colombia University in New York. The 'Return' chronicles the author's journey home to his home country Libya, two decades after his father was imprisoned by the Gaddafi regime. Matar lives between New York and London, and works as a university lecturer at Bernard college, University of Colombia.' =Lana=

Source: Libya News Agency