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Aleksandar Hemon

Remembering Marcel Proust: A Conversation With Chicago's Aleksandar Hemon

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Davis Schneiderman

Dip a madeleine in tea. Yes, because 2013 is the centennial of the original French publication of Marcel Proust's Swann's Way.

Book We're Talking About This Week

Posted 03.18.2013 | Books

The Book of My Lives by Aleksandar Hemon Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, $25.00 Published on March 19th What is it about? Novelist Aleksandar Hemon g...

Influences: Angelic and Demonic

Barbara Probst Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Barbara Probst Solomon

Salinger gave my generation a permission to write about our lives, our very ordinary adolescent times. He gave us our voice, our right to be serious in our own postwar, perhaps over-privileged, tones.

Hello Britain, Meet Chicago: Granta Takes a Toddlin' Town Tour

Victoria Lautman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Victoria Lautman

It's Chicago's turn to inspire an issue of Granta, the esteemed British literary journal that seems to instantly confer upon the subscriber a mantle of elevated intellect, or at least the appearance of it. I talked about the issue with editor John Freeman.

Resurrecting Literature: Sustenance for the Progressive Soul

Jennifer Nix | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Nix

I once again see the potential and power of literature, and hope to tell new and necessary stories. As activists, we must not lose sight of art. Here are some questions I posed to Aleksandar Hemon.