VJ Books Presents Author Aleksandar Hemon!
Aleksandar Hemon was born on September 9, 1964 in Sarajevo, Bosnia. Hemon graduated from the University of Sarajevo and was a published writer in former Yugoslavia by the time he was 26.
Since 1992 he has lived in the United States, where he found himself as a tourist and became stranded at the outbreak of the war in Bosnia. In the U.S. he worked as a Greenpeace canvasser, sandwich assembly-line worker, bike messenger, graduate student in English literature, bookstore salesperson, and ESL teacher.
Hemon wrote his first story in English in 1995. He was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2003 and a "genius grant" from the MacArthur Foundation in 2004.
He lives in Chicago with his wife and daughter.
Aleksander Hemon Bibliography
Nowhere Man - 2002
- Lazarus Project - 2008
- The Making of Zombie Wars - 2015
Short Story Collections
- The Question of Bruno - 2000
- Love and Obstacles - 2009
- The Book of My Lives - 2013
- 2010 Best European Fiction - 2010
- 2010 Best European Fiction - 2011
- 2011 Best European Fiction - 2012
- 2012 Best European Fiction - 2013
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