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Aleksandar Hemon

Aleksandar Hemon appears in the following:

A Zombie Film Screenwriter Encounters True Horror

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Aleksandar Hemon talks about his new novel, The Making of Zombie Wars, about a screenwriter who finds himself in an inescapably violent scenario of his own making. 

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Aleksandar Hemon: The Accordion

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Sarajevo native Aleksandar Hemon reimagines the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, where one of his relatives was standing on the sidelines holding his new accordion.

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Aleksandar Hemon: The Accordion

Friday, June 27, 2014

Novelist Aleksandar Hemon, a native of Sarajevo, reimagines the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through the lens of family history: one of his relatives was watching the motorcade, standing on the sidelines holding his new accordion.

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The Book of My Lives, by Aleksandar Hemon

Monday, September 02, 2013

Aleksandar Hemon talks about his first book of nonfiction, The Book of My Lives, about growing up in Sarajevo, moving to Chicago just as war broke out in Sarajevo, leaving him no way to return home, and about starting a new life and family in this new city. He writes of his love of two different cities, the bonds of family, the joys of soccer, and the feelings of displacement.

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Aleksandar Hemon's The Book of My Lives

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Aleksandar Hemon talks about his first book of nonfiction, The Book of My Lives, about growing up in Sarajevo, moving to Chicago just as war broke out in Sarajevo, leaving him no way to return home, and about starting a new life and family in this new city. He writes of his love of two different cities, the bonds of family, the joys of soccer, and the feelings of displacement.

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Love and Obstacles

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Bosnian-born writer Aleksandar Hemon earned a MacArthur "genius grant" for his short stories. His latest book is a collection of linked coming-of-age stories that focus on the complications of growing up in a communist, but cosmopolitan country. It's titled Love and Obstacles.

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