The Return by Hisham Matar

The Return is a memoir by Hisham Matar that was first published in June 2016. The memoir centers on Matar's return to his native Libya in 2012 to search for the truth behind the 1990 disappearance of his father, a prominent political dissident of the Gaddafi regime. It won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography, the inaugural 2017 PEN/Jean Stein Book Award and the 2017 Folio Prize, becoming the first nonfiction book to do so.

The 840th greatest nonfiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography (Pulitzer Prize)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
The Return Paperback 3107956 $11.19 $2.99 2017
The Return (Pulitzer Prize Winner): Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between Hardcover 132837 $6.98 $2.69 2016
The Return (Pulitzer Prize Winner): Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between Kindle Edition 44776 2016
The Return (Pulitzer Prize Winner): Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between Paperback 23862 $7.00 $2.87 2017