Omer Hadziselimovic

formerly Professor of English at the University of Sarajevo, Bosnia, is now Adjunct Professor of English at Loyola University Chicago. He has authored two books and several dozen articles, reviews, and translations in American Studies, English literature, Bosnian literature, and travel writing. His book At the Gates of the East on English travellers in Bosnia appeared in 2001. He is the translator, together with Marko Vesovic, of a selection of poems by W.H. Auden into Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian/Montenegrin, published in 2011.


For the Bosnian Omer Hadziselimovic, being an immigrant in the US is to experience both regression and rejuvenation. Constantly translating between his old and new lives, he nevertheless finds that at some deeper level the differences start to disappear.

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