Programs and Tours
Aleksandar Hemon Reading
Aleksandar Hemon was born in 1964 in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. He came to the US as part of a month-long cultural exchange program of journalists and was supposed to return to Sarajevo on May 1, 1992, the same day that Sarajevo came under siege, so he was instead granted political asylum in the US. Hemon began writing fiction in English in 1995 and one of the first stories he wrote in English, “Islands”, appeared in Best American Short Stories 1999 (ed. Amy Tan). He was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2003 and a “genius grant” from the MacArthur Foundation in 2004. From 2010 to 2013 he served as editor of Best European Fiction anthologies (Dalkey Archives). Hemon is the author of The Question of Bruno, Nowhere Man, and The Lazarus Project; his latest short story collection, Love and Obstacles, was published in 2009. His collection of autobiographical essays, The Book of My Lives, is forthcoming this fall. He is at work on his next novel.
The author will be available to sign books after the reading. As always, books will be available for purchase on site.
Cosponsored by the Center for European Studies and the Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia.
UMMA is pleased to be the site for the Department of English Program in Creative Writing Zell Visiting Writers Series, which brings outstanding writers each semester. The Series is made possible through a generous gift from UM alumna Helen Zell (’64). For more information, please see http://www.lsa.umich.edu/english/grad/mfa/mfaeve.asp
Thursday, 29 November, 2012
Helmut Stern Auditorium
University of MichiganMuseum of Art
525 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1354