Semezdin Mehmedinović

Semezdin Mehmedinović was born in Tuzla, Bosnia in 1960, and was educated at the University of Sarajevo.  In 1994, with five other Bosnian writers, he received the Hellman-Hammet Award from PEN for persistence in preserving democracy in the midst of war. Mehmedinović arrived in the United States as a political refugee in 1996.  His books include Sarajevo Blues (1998) and Nine Alexandrias (2003).  He currently lives in Alexandria, VA.

  • 2008