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Northwestern Spring Writers' Festival: Aleksandar Hemon

  • Hilton Orrington, Hinman Auditorium 1710 Orrington Avenue Evanston, IL, 60201 United States (map)

A reading by Aleksandar Hemon. Hemon is the author of The Book of My LivesThe Making of Zombie Wars, and The Lazarus Project, which was a finalist for the 2008 National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award. He has published three collections of short stories: The Question of BrunoNowhere Man, which was also a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; and Love and Obstacles. 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.