Aleksandar Hemon

Hemon graduated from the University of Sarajevo with a degree in literature in 1990. He moved to Chicago, Illinois in 1992 and found that he was unable to write in Bosnian and spoke little English. In 1995, he started writing works in English and managed to showcase his work in prestigious magazines such as the New Yorker and Esquire. He is the author of The Lazarus Project, which was a finalist for the 2008 National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award, and three books 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 was the recipient of a 2003 Guggenheim Fellowship and a “genius grant” from the MacArthur Foundation. He lives in Chicago.


♡emma♡has quoted8 months ago
But then, who would ever care about any of it, no one cares about light and what it does to the soul, not here in this city behind God’s back.
♡emma♡has quoted8 months ago
He’s dreaming, Osman whispered. So am I, Pinto said.
♡emma♡has quoted8 months ago
Who was it that made the house for birds, who fed them? Who taught the baby storks to open their beaks for a frog? Who singled out the poor weasel? Who taught man to open his mouth and speak? Who put the chatter of voices into Pinto’s head, and everywhere outside it, and why do the voices and the words never stop? You cannot fathom my rules.
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