Best European Fiction 2013

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Aleksandar Hemon
Dalkey Archive Press, Nov 20, 2012 - Fiction - 463 pages
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2013 may be the best year yet for Best European Fiction. The inimitable John Banvillejoins the list of distinguished preface writers for Aleksandar Hemon’s series,and A. S. Byatt represents England among a luminous cast of European contributors.

2013 may be the best year yet for Best European Fiction. The inimitable John Banville joins the list of distinguished preface writers for Aleksandar Hemon’s series, and A. S. Byatt represents England among a luminous cast of European contributors. Fans of the series will find everything they’ve grown to love, while new readers will discover what they’ve been missing!

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User Review  - AndrewBlackman - LibraryThing

This was a very interesting collection of short stories from around Europe. There's one piece from each country, so it really felt like a broad and varied collection rather than being weighted toward ... Read full review

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User Review  - revslick - LibraryThing

As with most thick anthologies there are some clunkers as well as some beauties. What makes this so distinct is the way our European brethren are able to define and redefine writing. There are a few ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Aleksandar Hemon is the author of The Question of Bruno, Nowhere Man, and The Lazarus Project, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in 2008. Born in Sarajevo, Hemon visited Chicago in 1992, intending to stay for several months. While there, Sarajevo came under siege, and he was unable to return home. Hemon wrote his first story in English in 1995. He was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2003 and a “Genius Grant” from the MacArthur Foundation in 2004. He lives in Chicago with his wife and daughter.

John Banville was born in Wexford, Ireland, in 1945. He is the author of fourteen novels including The Book of Evidence, which was shortlisted for the 1989 Booker Prize. He lives in Dublin.

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