Aleksandar Hemon at Edinburgh International Book Festival

Aleksandar Hemon at Edinburgh International Book Festival
  • The Spiegeltent, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, EH2 1AF
    The Spiegeltent
    St Andrew Square Edinburgh, EH2 1AF UNITED KINGDOM
  • 29/08/2015 19:00 - 29/08/2015 20:00


'When your eyes close, the power of his colossal talent remains.' So said Junot Diaz of Aleksandar Hemon's writing. An exile from Bosnia to Chicago in 1992, Hemon's prose has been likened both to Joseph Conrad and Vladimir Nabokov. He joins us to talk about his brand new novel, The Making of Zombie Wars, the story of an aspiring screenwriter and his relationship tangles as he strives to make a movie. Chaired by Allan Little.

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.