Zilhad Ključanin, born in 1960 in Trnova by Sanski Most (Bosnia and Herzegovina), studied Philosophy and Sociology at Sarajevo University and Literature at Zagreb University. He received his doctorate in 2002 in Sarajevo and currently teaches at the Faculty of Pedagogy in Bihać and at the Faculty of Philosophy in Tuzla.

Zilhad Ključanin publishes lyrics, prose, and dramas. He has won numerous awards, including the Max Dizdar Award (1983, 1985), the “Bosanske riječi” literary award for Best Novel (2000) and the Author Alliance award of Bosnia and Herzegovina (2000).