Asja Bakić, born 1982, is a poet, writer and translator. She was born in Tuzla, where she obtained a degree in Bosnian language and literature. She has published a book of poetry, Može i kaktus, samo neka bode (It Can Be a Cactus, as Long as it Pricks, 2009), which was nominated for the Kiklop Award for best debut. Her second book, a collection of short stories entitled Mars (2015), was shortlisted for the Edo Budiša Award for young writers. She writes the blog In the Realm of Melancholy (asjaba.com). She has translated Emily Dickinson, Alejandra Pizarnik, Elizabeth Bishop, Emil Cioran, Jacques Rancière and other prominent authors into Croatian. Asja Bakić was selected as one of Literary Europe Live‘s New Voices from Europe 2017. She currently lives and works in Zagreb.
Bosnia and Herzegovina