Hadžem Hajdarević, lyricist and prose author, was born in 1956 in Kruševo near Foča (Bosnia and Herzegovina). He studied Literature and Philology in Sarajevo, and worked as an academic staff-member at the Institute of Philology. He is a member of the author association BiH, of the P.E.N centre BiH, and Chairman of the Organisation Committee of the international festival, Sarajevo Poetry Days. Hadžem Hajdarević has published over ten poetry anthologies and several prose works (short stories, columns). He has received many awards in his homeland.