I am a creative writer, living in Bloomington, Indiana. My chapbook of flash fiction, We Cradled Each Other in the Air, is out from Blue Lyra Press. My short stories, poetry, and personal essays have appeared in World Literature Today, The Rumpus, The Greensboro Review, The Baltimore Review, New Ohio Review, Zone 3, Notre Dame Review, and other journals. I hold an M.F.A. in creative writing and an M.A. in Hispanic literature from Indiana University, where I served as associate nonfiction editor to Indiana Review.
I am from Sarajevo, Bosnia, and my childhood was divided between the Balkans and Spain due to the Bosnian War in the early ’90s. I am completing a short story collection that explores pockets of life in southern Europe following the war in the Balkans. The manuscript, in its current form, was selected as a semifinalist by Black Lawrence Press for the 2021 St. Lawrence Book Award, a semifinalist by Ohio State University Press for the 2022 Non/Fiction Collection Prize, and a semifinalist by Iron Horse Literary Review for the Iron Horse Book Prize. Stories from this collection have also appeared in The Baltimore Review (Spring 2018), The Cortland Review (2014 Winter Feature), The Greensboro Review (Issue 91), Epiphany (Women Writing Women series), and World Literature Today (forthcoming).
I am currently at work on a novel.
Header photo detail from image by İhsan Işık.