Aleksandar Hemon on Sarajevo, Jerusalem, and the Political Power of “Macaronic” Language
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In this episode, Andrew talks to author of The World and All That It Holds, Aleksandar Hemon, about Sarajevo, Jerusalem and the political power of “macaronic” language.
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Aleksandar Hemon is the author of The Lazarus Project, which was a finalist for the 2008 National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award and a New York Times bestseller, along with several books of short stories—The Question of Bruno; Nowhere Man, which was also a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; and Love and Obstacles; and the novel The Making of Zombie Wars. He has also written the essay volumes The Book of My Lives and My Parents/This Does Not Belong to You. Among other accolades, he has received a “genius” grant from the MacArthur Foundation, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award for a Writer in Mid-Career, and the 2020 John Dos Passos Prize. He cowrote the script for The Matrix Resurrections and produces music as Cielo Hemon. He teaches at Princeton University.