Faruk Šehić, born in 1970 in Bihać, studied literature after the Bosnian war. He lives and works as a freelance writer in Sarajevo and publishes poetry, prose, essays, newspaper articles as well as literary and art reviews. He is regarded as one of the most talented young authors from the ex-Yugoslavian area. Some of his books, such as Hit depo, achieved cult status with readers and has had several new editions. Faruk Šehić has been translated into English, French, Italian, German, Hungarian, Dutch, Slovenian, Ukrainian, Polish and Macedonian.