Story | Mar 13, 2013 | 12:10 PM
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Column | Mar 15, 2013 | 12:45 PMAleksandar Hemon landed in the United States two decades ago, January 1992. He was 27, a young Bosnian journalist from Sarajevo arriving on a one-month visa, arranged through a cultural exchange program sponsored by the State Department. Just after he arrived, war broke out in Yugoslavia. Hemon was stranded. In the years since, as he settled into this country and became an acclaimed writer — became one of Chicago's finest contemporary writers and arguably its most important literary talent since Saul Bellow — Hemon has told this immigration story many, many times.
Story | Feb 22, 2013 | 4:03 PM
Story | Sep 20, 2011
Kay Ryan, a Pulitzer Prize winning poet and a former U.S. poet laureate, is among this year's recipients of MacArthur Foundation "genius" grants.
Story | Sep 9, 2011 | 7:31 AM