Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Kenan Trebincevic was born in a town called Brcko in 1980 to a Bosnian Muslim family who was exiled during the ethnic cleansing campaign of the Balkan War. He came to the United States in 1993, went to college in Connecticut and became an American citizen in 2001. He works as a physical therapist in Greenwich Village and lives in Astoria Queens, amid 10,000 other former Yugoslavians. His work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times Op-Ed page, The International Herald Tribune, Salon.com, on American Public radio, and in the Best American Travel Writing Anthology 2012. His memoir The Bosnia List, coauthored with Jewish journalist Susan Shapiro, tells his story of surviving the Bosnian war as a child and later returning to his homeland on a journey to confront his past.
Julia Lieblich is an assistant professor of journalism at Loyola University Chicago specializing in human rights. Her work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, Time, Life and Ms. She is the author of Wounded I Am More Awake: Finding Meaning After Terror, co-authored with Esad Boskailo, which tells the story of a Bosnian concentration camp survivor who becomes a psychiatrist so he can help other
survivors of trauma heal and find meaning.
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