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Aleksandar Hemon

Aleksandar Hemon is the author of The Making of Zombie WarsBehind the Glass Wall,  The Book of My Lives, Love and Obstacles: Stories, and The Lazarus Project: A Novel, which was a finalist for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Awards. Born in Sarajevo, Hemon visited Chicago in 1992, intending to stay for a matter of months. While he was there, Sarajevo came under siege, and he was unable to return home. Hemon wrote his first story in English in 1995. He was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2003 and a “genius grant” from the MacArthur Foundation in 2004.  He lives in Chicago with his wife and daughter.