Aleksandar Hemon





Aleksandar Hemon

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born
in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
September 09, 1964

gender
male

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influences
Vladimir Nabokov


About this author

Hemon graduated from the University of Sarajevo with a degree in literature in 1990. He moved to Chicago, Illinois in 1992 and found that he was unable to write in Bosnian and spoke little English.

In 1995, he started writing works in English and managed to showcase his work in prestigious magazines such as the New Yorker and Esquire. Finally in 2000, he published his first book of short stories (that also featured a novella), The Question of Bruno. His first novel was titled Nowhere Man which followed in 2002. Jozef Pronek, a character that appeared in The Question of Bruno, is a featured character of Nowhere Man.

His latest novel is The Lazarus Project.


Average rating: 3.70 · 11,331 ratings · 1,501 reviews · 29 distinct works · Similar authors
The Lazarus Project
3.55 of 5 stars 3.55 avg rating — 3,738 ratings — published 2008 — 34 editions
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Nowhere Man
3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 1,310 ratings — published 2002 — 31 editions
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The Question of Bruno: Stories
4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 815 ratings — published 2000 — 25 editions
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Love and Obstacles
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 746 ratings — published 2008 — 17 editions
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The Book of My Lives
4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 683 ratings — published 2012 — 17 editions
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Best European Fiction 2010
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 185 ratings — published 2009 — 3 editions
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Best European Fiction 2011
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 104 ratings — published 2010 — 5 editions
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Best European Fiction 2012
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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 68 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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Best European Fiction 2013
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 46 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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“Home is where somebody notices when you are no longer there. ”
Aleksandar Hemon, The Lazarus Project

“When I look at my old pictures, all I can see is what I used to be but am no longer. I think: What I can see is what I am not.”
Aleksandar Hemon, The Lazarus Project

“It seemed that we loved each other better when there were large swaths of two continents between us. The daily work of love was often hard to perform at home. ”
Aleksandar Hemon, The Lazarus Project

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