READING IN / Hemon in Sarajevo

A Bosnian-American writer and critic, Aleksandar Hemon’s fiction and essays deal frequently with the aftermath of conflict and grapple with the lasting impact of time and displacement.


Born in Sarajevo, Aleksandar Hemon attended the University of Sarajevo before leaving then-Yugoslavia for the United States in 1992. Hemon has authored numerous works of fiction and nonfiction — from short stories to novels to memoir — and has been a finalist for the National Book Award (in 2008, for The Lazarus Project) as well as a recipient of a MacArthur Foundation “genius grant”.


From The Lazarus Project


From The Book of My Lives


From The Lazarus Project


From Love and Obstacles: Stories


From “Mapping Home,” in The New Yorker


From “In Search of Space Lost,” in Freeman’s: Home


Photos: Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina / June 2016


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