Kenan Trebincevic was born in 1980 to a Bosnian Muslim family who were exiled in 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, NYC, and lives amid 10,000 other former Yugoslavians in Astoria, Queens. His work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times op-ed page, Salon.com, theInternational Herald Tribune and on American Public Radio. His memoir The Bosnia List, co-written with Susan Shapiro, was published last February by Penguin.