Dos Passos Prize event is Thursday

Published 6:00 am Wednesday, April 7, 2021

The English and Modern Languages Department of Longwood will host a virtual reading and interview with fiction and nonfiction writer Aleksandar Hemon, the 2020 John Dos Passos Prize winner, at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 8.

The Dos Passos Prize is a premier literary award given annually by Longwood University.

The event will take place via Zoom.

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Hemon is known for his short stories and novels that explore issues of exile, identity and home through characters drawn from his own experience with displacement as a Bosnian political refugee in the United States. His best known novels are “Nowhere Man” (2002) and “The Lazarus Project” (2008). He also co-wrote the script, alongside David Mitchell and Lana Wachowski, for the upcoming “The Matrix 4” movie, which is slated to be released in late 2021.