Aleksandar Hemon, writer-in-residence at the United Nations
Over the past few months, it has been the stomping grounds of Aleksandar Hemon, a Bosnian-born, US-based writer, assigned to write a book about the United Nations by a not-for-profit organization known as Writers in Residence. Born in Sarajevo, Mr. Hemon visited Chicago in 1992, intending to stay for a matter of months. His home town came under siege and he was unable to return home. The 47-year-old wrote his first story in English in 1995 and has had several works published since then, with two of them becoming finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Award in the United States.