* 19th March 1945, † 26th June 2021

Last Saturday, the great poet, translator, and author Josip Osti passed away. Osti was born in Sarajevo. Since the late 1980s, he had been living in Slovenia and working as a freelance writer and translator in the tiny village of Tomaj.

Only recently, the TRADUKI-funded Bulgarian translation Учител по любов by Liudmila Mindova of his book Učitelj ljubezni had been published by Panorama.

With Josip Osti Europe has lost a magnetic and wonderful poet.