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Aleksandar Hemon

Aleksandar Hemon (born September 9, 1964) is a Bosnian-born American fiction writer, essayist, and critic. His best known novels are Nowhere Man (2002) and The Lazarus Project (2008)

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When I came to America, I was already a writer, already published in Bosnia. I was planning to go ba ...

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I have two homes, like someone who leaves their hometown and/or parents and then establishes a life ...

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The privilege of a middle-class, stable, bourgeois life is that you can pretend that you are not com ...

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In Bosnian, there's no distinction in literature between fiction and nonfiction; there's no word des ...

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I like to blur the line between fact and fiction, but not to condescend to the reader by enmeshing h ...

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For people who are displaced, you can reconstruct the story of your life from the objects you have a ...

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I read everything I could find in English - Twain, Henry James, Hemingway, really everything. And th ...

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New York is the Hollywood of the publishing industry, complete with stars, starlets, suicidal publis ...

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I actually didn't listen to the Beatles song 'Nowhere Man' when I was writing my book of the same na ...

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When I found myself in the U.S., and the war was at full swing in Bosnia, I read for survival - it w ...

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I tend to wait for true stories to mature into fiction. Most of my fiction grew out of a long-germin ...

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I wanted us to share the sense that the number of wrong moves far exceeds the number of good moves, ...

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I cannot live or write without music. It stimulates the normally dormant parts of my brain that come ...

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When I look at my old pictures, all I can see is what I used to be but am no longer. I think: What I ...

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Only those who do not care, only those who find a way to diminish or extinguish the value of other h ...

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