‘Meet the Writer: Hisham Matar & Philippe Sands’

25 Oct.'23
- 19:30

British-Libyan writer Hisham Matar and French-British writer Philippe Sands are not only professional brothers but also friends. Bozar brings them together for a rare public appearance. Matar will deliver a keynote speech on the role of the cosmopolitan in times of nationalism and sectarianism, followed by a conversation with Sands.
Hisham Matar is the author of numerous books, including In the Country of Men (2006) and The Return (2016), which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. Matar's work has been translated into 30 languages. He is a professor at Columbia University, New York.
Philippe Sands is the author of several books, including East West Street (2016), The Ratline (2020) and The Last Colony (2022). He is a professor at University College London and Harvard Law School.

Practical information


Hall M

Rue Ravenstein 23 1000 BRUSSELS


  • English

Sound level

Level 1 ≤ 85 db

This evening is organised in the framework of the European project Alexandria : (Re)Activating Common Urban Imaginaries’ and the exhibition  ‘Alexandrie : Futurs antérieurs’.



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< 30 year

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Card : Preferential Reimbursement / EU Disability

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