Aleksandar Hemon

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Birthday
9, 1964
Birthplace
Yugoslavia
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
9, 1964 (age 53)
Birthplace
Yugoslavia

About

A Bosnian-American writer of fiction and essays, he is best known for his 2008 work, The Lazarus Project: A Novel, and for his 2000 short fiction collection, The Question of Bruno: Stories. His numerous articles have appeared in the Paris Review, Esquire, and The New Yorker.

Before Fame

He worked as a Greenpeace canvasser, bike messenger, bookstore cashier, sandwich assembly-line worker, and ESL teacher before publishing his first literary work.

Trivia

He was awarded a MacArthur Foundation grant shortly after publishing his second work, Nowhere Man.

Family Life

He was born in Sarajevo to a Ukrainian father and a Bosnian mother. With his wife, Teri Boyd, he had two daughters.

Associated With

He and David Foster Wallace are both winners of the MacArthur Foundation grant.

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