Lejla Kalamujić, born in 1980 in Sarajevo, studied philosophy at the Faculty of Arts in Sarajevo. She writes prose, essays, and critiques that are published in magazines and web portals in Bosnia and Herzegovina and other countries of the region. For her book of short stories Zovite me Esteban, she received the Edo Budiša Prize 2015 and was shortlisted for the European Union Prize for Literature 2016.