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.
- 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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