Kenan Trebincevic was born in a town called Brcko in 1980 to a Bosnian Muslim family who was 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 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, Esquire, 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, will be published by Penguin in February 2014.