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Naeem Murr


Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20070921

Raised in London by his Irish mother after his Lebanese father died when he was two, Naeem Murr now lives in the United States.  He discusses his 2007 novel, The Perfect Man, which was long-listed for the 2006 Booker Prize in the United Kingdom.  Set in small-town Missouri with a wide range of characters, the work has been compared to Faulkner’s fiction.  Murr discusses how his training in engineering has affected the structure of his three novels, and how his time spent in Missouri inspired the setting for this particular work.

| Subject Matter: London, Ireland, Lebanon, Small Town Missouri, History, Faulkner | Interview Year: 2007 | Genre: Fiction |

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