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Aleksandar Hemon: The Making of Zombie Wars

Monday 7th September 2015 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Free Event

'Writing is nothing if not carrying the hopeless, backbreaking burden of decisions devoid of consequences...'


Floundering Chicago screenwriter Joshua Levin makes ends meet by teaching English as a second language--but he also has a laptop full of movie ideas, not least of which is the eponymous Zombie Wars. Returning home one day to find his unhinged, sword-wielding landlord rifling through his stuff, he moves in with his girlfriend Kimmy. It's beautiful. But then Josh falls for married student Ana, a Bosnian woman with a violent and jealous husband.


Award-winning Sarajevo-born author Aleksandar Hemon presents The Making of Zombie Wars, his first novel since 2008's The Lazarus Project. A book of darkly comic chaos and interpersonal disaster, Zombie Wars offers readers a meta-fictional insight into the life of the author and the contemporary renaissance of zombie fiction, unpicking its connections with cultural violence across all levels. Written in the author's glorious and inventive prose -- in a language the author learned well into adulthood, no less -- the dazzlingly original Hemon wrestles a genre imbued with cliché in a work at once hilarious and morbid, serious and surreal, offering us both piercing social commentary and a bevy of emotionally insightful characters.


Come and meet an author who never fails to astound as he discusses his mastery of prose and what it's like to be compared with Vladimir Nabokov, in conversation with journalist Alex Clark.


The author will also be available for signing at the end of the event.


Venue: The Auditorium at Foyles, Level 6, 107 Charing Cross Road

Tickets: Free. Simply add the required number to the basket below.

Please note, no physical tickets will be issued, the email confirmation you receive is proof of your booking.


Author image © Velibor Bozovic




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