Hello 🙂 I am a fiction and nonfiction writer, born and raised in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. I hold an MA in English Language and Literature from the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Sarajevo. I have been actively writing since the age of twelve and have been a member of the Sarajevo Writers’ Workshop (SWW) since 2012, writing in Bosnian and English languages.
I have participated in several public readings with my SWW colleagues, and I have performed my fiction (a piece that included singing a cappella) at the Sarajevo War Theatre (SARTR).
My academic paper was selected for publication with others from the International Interdisciplinary Student Conference at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia. The paper has been since translated in Slovene and republished.
I also participated in the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program during their first "Narrative Witness exchange – A Caracas-Sarajevo Collaboration", during which I worked with Venezuelan writers and photographers, and where I published two short stories. Around this timem I published two more short stories in Matea Šimić's online journal NEMA. My poetry has appeared in H.O.W. Journal. I also co-authored an article with Nermana Česko, published in NEMA.
In fall 2015, I participated in “The Borders Project” – a collaboration between the SWW and Atlanta's Narrative Collective. Now, in 2017, the pieces written during this project are being serialized in EuropeNow Journal over the next several months. Our first installment came out on 6 June in the June issue which included my short story Tangle (original Klupko), translated to English by Mirza Purić.
In late December 2016, after two months of scripting, filming, and (learning how to do) editing, I published my first online workshop on Udemy, titled Fiction Writing Workshop: #Imagination @Creation ∞Life available here, and I am happy to say that the short story Foundation I wrote for this workshop has been published as well.
February 2017's publication of NEMA's special edition marked the end of the four-month-long project, titled 'Obscure Sorrows' or 'Neznane sjete', where my short story, called Uzvodno / Upstream, was published as well.
I currently live in Sarajevo. I am writing mostly prose, which I consider to be “my core occupation”, but I am also writing poetry and song lyrics, for which I like to say are my hobbies, along with singing, dancing, and learning foreign languages. I am positively addicted to music. I cannot imagine my existence without animals around me, nor do I have any desire to. At the moment, I am working on my debut novel, and several projects which I am planning to complete by the end of 2017; I am busy with realising my plans and goals for the next chapter of my life, and I am optimistically attempting to establish an interspecific friendship between my cat and dog.