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.
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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…
by @aleksandarhemon - 3 years ago
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Historians can help us learn from the experiences of genocide survivors so we can move forward as a civilization. Join historian Sarah Cushman (Holocaust Educational Foundation, Northwestern University), editor Susan Harris (Words Without Borders), researcher Kaoru Watanabe (Cambodian American Heritage Museum & Killing Fields Memorial), historian and translator Taimoor Shahid (The Madness of Waiting), and writer Aleksandar Hemon (The Making of Zombie Wars, The Lazarus Project) as they discuss their efforts to reckon with the past and contemplate genocide.
141186540401 - 2 months ago
50: Kim Brooks, Rebecca Makkai, Zoe Zolbrod, Jana-Maria Hartmann, Aleksandar Hemon with Sarah Hollenbeck|Curators, The Conversation
This monthly cultural conversation, held at Women & Children First, has been pulling a crowd. The series pairs local writers with visiting artists to discuss cultural and political issues including art and resistance, civil disobedience and being American under a hostile regime. Lively discussion is followed by the participants suggesting a reading, film or action for the audience to take away.
"Humanity is impossible and unimaginable without migration, there is no human history but the history of wandering, which is also the history of (re)settling. All those who come from elsewhere bring with them elsewhereness, a universe of experiences whose presence in the host culture does indeed change it. That is a problem, of course, if you think of culture as an eternal, unalterable domain wherein our transcendental essence actualises itself—in such a culture, ‘elsewhereness’ is a contaminant. However, if you think of culture—and of society—as fluid, as ever changing, ever absorbing more and more of human experience, then it is nothing but a field where our world-sense is actualised."
This essay appears in full in the 2017 Spring Issue of Jewish Quarterly.
Join Chicago writers Roger Reeves, Nate Marshall, Erika L Sánchez, Aleksander Hemon, and Krista Franklin as they discuss the role of literature in the gentrification of the city. Moderated by Amy Danzer. Hosted by Volumes Bookcafe.
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A reading by Aleksandar Hemon:
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Hilton Orrington, Hinman Auditorium
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