Hisham Matar on What to Read Now

by Hisham Matar | Jun-02-2007

The month of June, in addition to hosting BEA, also kicks off Reading the World. As part of this project, the NBCC has asked writers around the globe to recommend a book from beyond these shores. Here is what Booker finalist Hisham Matar says is worth grabbing and bringing home with you:

“Season of Migration to the North, by Tayeb Salih, is an eloquent and restrained portrait of one man’s exile. It is a rare narrative in that it charts a life divided between England and Sudan. Without a doubt it is one of the finest Arabic novels of the 20th century, and Denys Johnson-Davies' translation, published by Penguin Modern Classics, does the original justice.”

Hisham Matar

About the Critical Mass Blog

Commentary on literary criticism, publishing, writing, and all things NBCC related. It's written by independent members of the NBCC Board of Directors (see list of bloggers below).



Categories & Archives

Become a Friend of the NBCC

Upcoming Events

NBCC at the Brooklyn Public Library: Criticism and Social Justice: March 20th, 2018

NBCC Awards

Finalists for 2017

See all award winners

Find out how to submit

Read how we select

Frequently Asked Questions

Videos and Podcasts

NBCC 2016 Awards Ceremony

NBCC 2015 Finalists Reading

NBCC 2014 Awards Ceremony

NBCC 2013 Awards Ceremony

All videos and podcasts.