Aleksandar Hemon was born in Sarajevo and lives in Chicago. He is the author of The Question of Bruno, Nowhere Man, Love and Obstacles, and The Lazarus Project, which was a finalist for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. His work also appears regularly in the New Yorker and Granta, among other publications.
We're delighted to announce that David Cesarani and Aleksandar Hemon have been longlisted for the 2017 Jewish Quarterly Wingate Prize, as it marks its 40th anniversary.
RT @SashaHemon: World Premiere of “Love Island” at the Locarno International Film Festival - Sarajevo Times http://t.co/HR4a6gQF4d
by @aleksandarhemon - 2 years ago
RT @Variety: Locarno’s ‘Love Island’ Kicks Off Stellar Festival Run for The Match Factory http://t.co/ETGouSnDSt
RT @SashaHemon: This be the premiere day of Love Island, which I co-wrote with the great Jasmila Žbanić:
RT @AragiAuthorNews: Remember that time @SashaHemon wrote a script, and it debuted at the @FilmFestLocarno?! Y'all, check out Love Island! …
RT @fsgbooks: Just in time for the World Cup is @SashaHemon's new soccer e-book, "a loving testimony to [the] sport." http://t.co/PQqKv0QCF…
141186540401 - 10 days ago
"I fell in love with Aleksandar Hemon’s writing when I read his story 'The Conductor' in an anthology of well-written stories that, with a few exceptions, left me cold... 'The Conductor' wasn’t just everything I wanted from a story. It was everything I wanted in a person, and had it been a man, and had I been unmarried, I would have done all I could to make it mine."
141186540401 - 16 days ago
"What I loved about the Hopleaf, and still do, is that it was clearly intended as a place not of entertainment but of conversation. And it featured a revelatory beer list—what I know about beer, I learned there. ...Most of all, I come for the pleasure of being in a public place that feels like home."
141186540401 - 18 days ago
"Women and Children First, 5233 N. Clark St., will be hosting a monthly series at which artists, writers and political activists from Chicago and around the world will hold panels on politics, according to series co-curator Rebecca Makkai. The first event of the series on Jan. 26, titled The Conversation, focused on art and resistance, served as a fundraiser for the Chicago Literacy Alliance and continued at a local restaurant. ...The Jan. 26 speakers included illustrator Aleksandar Hemon, Roger Reeves, Coya Paz, Eula Biss, and Monica Trinidad."
141186540401 - 19 days ago
Today at 4pm!
141186540401 - 24 days ago
Knox College welcomes award-winning writer Aleksandar Hemon on January 30 to kick off the Visiting Writer Series in celebration of the College's 50th anniversary of the Program in Creative Writing. Hemon will present at 4 p.m. in the Bookfellow Room at Seymour Library on the Knox College campus.
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