Ismet PrcicOregon Book Award, LA Times Fiction Award, NEA Award
Ismet Prcic was born in 1977 in Tuzla, Bosnia-Herzegovina and immigrated to the US in 1996. He holds an MFA in Writing from the University of California in Irvine. His debut novel, Shards, was published in 2011 by Grove Press to critical acclaim, winning the Sue Kaufman Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the LA Times, the Oregon Book Award and many others. It was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and has been translated into nine languages. The author received a 2010 NEA award and co-wrote the screenplay for Imperial Dreams, which premiered in 2014 at the Sundance Film Festival and won the audience award in its category. Prcic lives in Portland.
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