Aleksandar Hemon





Aleksandar Hemon


Born
in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
September 09, 1964

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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. He is the author of The Lazarus Project, which was a finalist for the 2008 National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award, and three books of short stories: The Question of Bruno; Nowhere Man, which was also a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; and Love and Obstacles. He was the recipient of a 2003 Guggenheim Fellowship and a “genius grant” from the MacArthur Foundation. He li
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The Lazarus Project

3.56 avg rating — 5,283 ratings — published 2008 — 40 editions
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The Book of My Lives

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Nowhere Man

3.73 avg rating — 2,017 ratings — published 2002 — 39 editions
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The Question of Bruno

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Love and Obstacles

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The Making of Zombie Wars

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Best European Fiction 2010

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Best European Fiction 2011

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Best European Fiction 2012

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Best European Fiction 2013

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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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