The Lazarus Project

By Aleksandar Hemon

Original and Current Publisher: Riverhead

Fiction Finalists That Year:

  • Aleksandar Hemon for The Lazarus Project
  • Rachel Kushner for Telex from Cuba
  • Marilynne Robinson for Home
  • Salvatore Scibona for The End

Fiction Winner That Year: Peter Matthiessen for Shadow Country

Fiction Judges That Year: Gail Godwin, Rebecca Goldstein, Elinor Lipman, Reginald McKnight, Jess Walter

The Year in Literature:

  • The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
  • Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio won the Nobel Prize for literature.

More Information:

  • The Lazarus Project was also a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction in 2008.
  • In 2011, Hemon received the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award for a Fiction Writer in Mid-Career.

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