Individual Author Record
Name:Pen Name: None Genre: C:ADULT Fiction Born: 1964 in Sarajevo, Bosnia Sites:
Illinois ConnectionHemon moved to Chicago in 1992 and still lives there today. He attended Northwestern University in Evanston.
Biographical and Professional InformationAleksander Hemon is the author of ''The Lazarus Project'', which was a finalist for the 2008 National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award, and three collections of short stories: ''The Question of Bruno;'', ''Nowhere Man'' which was also a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; and ''Love and Obstacles''. He also edited ''Best European Fiction 2010''.Born in Sarajevo, Hemon visited Chicago in 1992, intending to stay for a matter of months. While he was there, Sarajevo came under siege, and he was unable to return home. 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.
*''Love and Obstacles'', Riverhead, 2009 *''Nowhere Man'', Vintage, 2004 *''Picador Shots: A Coin'', Picador, 2006 *''The Book Of My Lives'', Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013 *''The Lazauras Project'', Riverhead, 2008 *''The Making of Zombie Wars: A Novel'', Picador, 2016 *''The Question of Bruno: Stories'', Vintage, 2001