The Lazarus Project (Picador) is an epic narrative born from a historical event – the 1908 killing of a 19 year old Jewish immigrant by the chief of Chicago police. The story follows Vladimir Brik, a Bosnian-American writer, who, a century later, gets funding to travel to Eastern Europe to unearth what really happened.
Hemon was stranded in the United States in 1992 when war broke out in his native Sarajevo and completed his first short story within three years of learning to write in English. He contributes regularly to the New Yorker, Granta and the Paris Review; his first two novels, The Question of Bruno and Nowhere Man have been widely praised.
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