It was a pleasure to participate on a panel of Libyan writers to speak about Libyan literature, especially fiction, the event was part of the London Book Fair 2011 cultural activities, and with the efforts of Samuel Shimon, and Margret Obank from Banipal magazine, the leading magazine of Arab literature.

I joined my fellow Libyan writers Hisham Matar, Giuma Bukleb and Mohamed Mesrati and chaired by Iraqi writer Samuel Shimon to talk about the origins of Libyan fiction and the situation of Libyan writers and literature under the Gaddafi regime and also discussed why Libyan literature continue to be unknown to the world.

You can listen to a complete recording of the discussion below.