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Aleksandar Hemon was born in Sarajevo and has lived in Chicago since 1992. He is the author of the novel The Lazarus Project, which was a finalist for the 2008 US National Book Award. His work appears regularly in the New Yorker and Granta.

Hemon’s latest, The Book of My Lives, is a memoir which travels from his childhood to his life during the Bosnian war to his arrival in America. “Hemon’s work crackles with so much humour and irony, so much compassion and humanity, that The…

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