Articles tagged "Aleksandar Hemon"

Meet the Author: Aleksandar Hemon

Acclaimed author Aleksandar Hemon returns at his most dazzling and untempered with MY PARENTS: AN INTRODUCTION / THIS DOES NOT BELONG TO YOU, two books in one in a flip dos-à-dos format: the story of Aleksandar Hemon’s parents’ immigration from Sarajevo to Canada and a book of short memories of the author’s family, friends, and childhood in Sarajevo.

Read an excerpt here!

Praise for MY PARENTS: AN INTRODUCTION / THIS DOES NOT BELONG TO YOU:

“Two very different memoirs within the same cover address memory, identity, history, and mortality from different perspectives… An incisive combination of literature that addresses the function of literature and memories that explore the meaning of memory.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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Three Stars for MY PARENTS: AN INTRODUCTION / THIS DOES NOT BELONG TO YOU

Aleksandar Hemon’s two-book-in-one MY PARENTS: AN INTRODUCTION / THIS DOES NOT BELONG TO YOU has received THREE starred reviews!

“Two very different memoirs within the same cover address memory, identity, history, and mortality from different perspectives… An incisive combination of literature that addresses the function of literature and memories that explore the meaning of memory.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Sometimes lively and sensual, sometimes bleakly ruminative, Hemon’s recollections unite his dazzling prose style with a captivating personal narrative.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“The dynamics between Hemon’s tribute to his parents…and his episodic coming-of-age memoir enhance the impact of each as his perspective widens, narrows, and widens again, allowing him to trace the ripple effects of traumatic loss and displacement. Here, too, are bracing candor, gruff tenderness, righteous anger, and political astuteness, all conveyed with Hemon’s signature intensity, mordant wit, and creative bite.”–Booklist, starred review

Library Journal’s Day of Dialog 2015

Today we saw many of you at Library Journal‘s Day of Dialog (hello!).
For those who couldn’t make it, Sloane Crosley charmed on a First Novels author panel, promoting THE CLASP, and Farrar, Straus & Giroux editor Sean McDonald presented his top five titles as part of an Editor’s Buzz Panel:

THE CLASP by Sloane Crosley | 9780374124410 | On Sale: 10/6/15
THE MAKING OF ZOMBIE WARS by Aleksandar Hemon | 9780374203412 | Available now
BEHIND THE GLASS WALL: Inside the United Nations by Aleksandar Hemon | 9780374110239 | On Sale: 10/20/15
THE PICKLE INDEX by Eli Horowitz | 9780374535810 | On Sale: 11/10/15
A BURGLAR’S GUIDE TO THE CITY by Geoff Manaugh | 9780374117269 | On Sale: 10/13/15

Click here to download our snazzy handout of Editor’s Buzz Panel titles.

Plus, your colleagues are tweeting fast and furiously via the hashtag #ljdod15.

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2013 National Book Critics Awards Finalists

The National Book Critics Circle has named the finalists for its best books of 2013 and Macmillan is thrilled to have nine nominees from Farrar, Straus & Giroux and Bloomsbury!  

FICTION
SOMEONE by Alice McDermott

NONFICTION
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE by David Finkel
THE UNWINDING: An Inner History of the New America by George Packer

POETRY
METAPHYSICAL DOG by Frank Bidart

AUTOBIOGRAPHY
THE BOOK OF MY LIVES by Aleksandar Hemon
MEN WE REAPED by Jesmyn Ward

BIOGRAPHY
HOLDING ON UPSIDE DOWN: The Life and Work of Marianne Moore by Linda Leavell

CRITICISM
THE KRAUS PROJECT: Essays by Karl Kraus, translated and annotated by Jonathan Franzen
FORTY-ONE FALSE STARTS: Essays on Artists and Writers by Janet Malcolm

Click here to view the full list of nominees. Winners will be announced in a ceremony on Thursday, March 13, at 6:00 pm EST. Congratulations to all nominees! 

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