Writers and Company | Nov 3, 2013 | 52:01

Writer Aleksandar Hemon interview

Bosnian-American writer Aleksandar Hemon spoke with Eleanor onstage at the International Festival of Authors. His work displays a "bountiful gift for language" and blurs the line between fiction and non-fiction.

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