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“He has earned a reputation as one of the English language’s most original and moving wordsmiths.” —New York Times

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*Aleksander Hemon *is the author of The Lazarus Project, a finalist for the 2008 National Book Award; Nowhere Man, a finalist for the 2002 National Book Critics Circle Award; and The Question of Bruno.  Born in Sarajevo, he 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, a MacArthur genius grant in 2004, and the _Chicago Tribune’s _Heartland Prize in 2008.  He lives in Chicago with his wife and daughter.

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