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Aleksandar Hemon
Aleksandar Hemon was born in Sarajevo, in the former Yugoslavia, in 1964. He moved to the United States 28 years later, and became a contributor to publications including The New Yorker, Esquire and The Paris Review. From his earliest works, The question of Bruno (2000) and Nowhere man (2009), Hemon has focused on the anxieties of those forced into exile. In The Lazarus project – named best work of fiction in 2008 by The New Yorker, and shortlisted for the National Book Award — Hemon incorporated the complex relationship between fiction, history and immigration into the narrative structure, striking a critical note in a very contemporary political debate. His latest offering, The book of my lives (2013) is an ode to the cities of Sarajevo and Chicago.

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