Aleksandar Hemon is My Favorite Writer I’ve Never Read*

This is true first because he inhabits Chicago, a city where some of my fondest memories are held.  Second because of this, and finally this.  Now, a video of Hemon along with Stuart Dybek hangin’ out on a porch in Chicago, discussing Chicago, is up at Granta Mag, in light of their summer 2009 issue which honors the city.

*For a few months The Lazarus Project has been sitting on my nightstand–next to A Mercy, which I bought at the same time and also intend to look at asap–but unfortunately other obligations keep pushing it to the bottom of the pile.