Aleksandar Hemon

Virtual reading and interview with Dos Passos Prize winner Aleksandar Hemon

Thursday, April 8, 20218:00PM - Thursday, April 8, 20219:00PM
At Zoom
Organized by English and Modern Languages

Please join us for a virtual reading and interview with fiction and nonfiction writer Aleksandar Hemon, the 2020 John Dos Passos Prize winner, at 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 8. The Dos Passos Prize is a premier literary award given annually by Longwood University.

Hemon is known for his short stories and novels that explore issues of exile, identity and home through characters drawn from his own experience with displacement as a Bosnian political refugee in the United States. His best-known novels are Nowhere Man (2002) and The Lazarus Project (2008). He also co-wrote the script, alongside David Mitchell and Lana Wachowski, for the upcoming The Matrix 4 movie, which is slated to be released in late 2021.

Hemon is the 39th recipient of the Dos Passos Prize, the oldest national literary prize given by a college or university in Virginia. If you have questions you'd like to ask Hemon during the interview, send them to haffnerbs@longwood.edu.

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