Aleksandar Hemon: "Mapping Home"

The Bosnian-American writer’s latest New Yorker essay, about Sarajevo and Chicago, is terrific. (Subscription required, and worth it.) After Hemon’s brave, probing, and unforgettably sad family essay this June (“The Aquarium”), I’m beginning to think he’s one of the sharpest essayists we’ve got here in the States. And his fiction stands on its own as well.