Aleksandar Hemon

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My Parents: An Introduction / This Does Not Belong To You by Aleksandar Hemon review – socialism and nostalgia
The acclaimed Bosnian-American writer considers his parents’ broken dreams and recalls first love and childhood days in Sarajevo

Abhrajyoti Chakraborty

06, Nov, 2019 @9:00 AM

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Fiction v nonfiction – English literature's made-up divide
Some cultures do not distinguish between fiction and nonfiction – and instead talk of ‘stories’. Is that a barrier to English-language writers and publishers? Or should they just learn to enjoy telling tales?

Richard Lea

24, Mar, 2016 @11:00 AM

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Top 10 assassination plots in fiction
Plans to kill have a powerful appeal for narrative plotters, including novelist Jonathan Lee. Here are some of his favourites, from Hilary Mantel to Ian Fleming

Jonathan Lee

04, Nov, 2015 @2:28 PM

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The Making of Zombie Wars by Aleksandar Hemon review – war, identity and dislocation
Zombies and slapstick signal a change of tone in a surprising follow-up to the Bosnian-born author’s memoir The Book of My Lives

Marcel Theroux

16, Sep, 2015 @3:00 PM

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Aleksandar Hemon: ‘We have to fight those who have a vision of excluding other people’
The Bosnian-American author on the dehumanisation of refugees, the Bush years, and the nature of zombies

Alex Clark

13, Sep, 2015 @11:00 AM

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Aleksandar Hemon on zombie culture: 'America deeply believes in violence'
The novelist’s new book is about the undead and why they resonate in American culture post-9/11 – but there’s nothing grim about his dazzling work

Lydia Kiesling

07, May, 2015 @12:00 PM

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The Book of My Lives by Aleksandar Hemon – review
Aleksandar Hemon's autobiographical essays address often tragic events with power and precision, writes Andrew Anthony

Andrew Anthony

14, Apr, 2013 @9:00 AM

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The Book of My Lives by Aleksandar Hemon – review
Leo Robson finds Aleksandar Hemon's casually assembled memoir of Sarajevo and Chicago as frustrating as a jigsaw puzzle with no pattern

Leo Robson

08, Mar, 2013 @5:55 PM

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Aleksandar Hemon: A personal history of Sarajevo

Aleksandar Hemon's new memoir is an effort to restore the fragile memories of his Sarajevo, and follow the threads that link his Bosnian past to his American present. By John Freeman

John Freeman

23, Feb, 2013 @8:00 AM

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Granta 118: Exit Strategies – review
Anita Sethi is absorbed by Granta's latest, which explores the delights and horrors of entanglement and extrication

Anita Sethi

05, Feb, 2012 @12:05 AM

Aleksandar Hemon and Anthea Bell on European literature in translation

Aleksandar Hemon and Anthea Bell discuss European literature and translation and we look at some surprises in a chart that lists the bestselling authors across the continent

Presented by Claire Armitstead and produced by Scott Cawley

05, Feb, 2010 @3:46 PM

Best European Fiction 2010 | Book review
Michel Faber tackles a compendium of modern European writing

Michel Faber

30, Jan, 2010 @12:06 AM

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