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Literature Events at the Liverpool Arabic Arts Festival

Written by Charlotte Murray, 6th July 2011

As part of the Liverpool Arabic Arts Festival, the Bluecoat will be hosting two exciting literature events over the coming week.

The first, Anatomy of a Disappearance: Hisham Matar in conversation with Suzi Feay will take place on Wednesday 6th July from 7 pm – 8.30 pm. Matar, a Libyan author whose first novel, In the Country of Men, was shortlisted for the 2006 Booker Prize, will discuss his new novel, Anatomy of a Disappearance, life and writing with fiction reviewer Suzi Feay. His latest novel is based on the real-life story of his father, an opposition politician who disappeared during the Gaddaffi regime, and asks what happens to those left behind.

On Saturday 9th July (3 pm – 4.30 pm), join Samuel Shimon in conversation with Eckhard Thiemannto mark this year’s new English translation of Shimon’s acclaimed autobiographical novel, An Iraqi in Paris. Assyrian Iraqi author Shimon will discuss his fascinating life and work with LAAF Guest Curator, Eckhard Thiemann.

Tickets for both events cost £3/£2 for concessions, and can be booked at or on 0151 702 5324.

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