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; a memoir in essays, The Book of My Lives; and three 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. He was the recipient of a 2003 Guggenheim Fellowship and a “genius grant” from the MacArthur Foundation. His second novel, The Making of Zombie Wars, will be published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux in May 2015. He lives in Chicago.
Velibor Božović grew up in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. When he was in his twenties, the country of his youth became a war zone and he spent the duration of the siege of Sarajevo honing his survival skills. In 1999, Velibor moved to Montréal where he worked, for eight years, as an engineer in aerospace industry until he gave up his engineering career to devote his time to visual arts. Velibor Božović earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Studio Arts at Concordia University. He is the recipient of the Roloff Beny Foundation Fellowship in Photography (2011), the Bourse de Maîtrise en Recherche from FRQSC - Fonds de recherche sur la société et la culture Quebec (2012), Concordia International Mobility Award (2014) and the Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Fellowship in Contemporary Art (2015). His work has been exhibited in the United States, Cuba, Canada, and Bosnia-Herzegovina. His photographs appeared in The New York Times, The Paris Review, Descant, International Herald Tribune, Chicago Tribune, Granta, BH Dani and others.
David Haglund is the literary editor of newyorker.com.