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 The Rumpus, Hobart, 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 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 semi-finalist by Black Lawrence Press for the 2021 St. Lawrence Book Award. Stories from this collection have also appeared in The Baltimore Review (Spring 2018), The Cortland Review (2014 Winter Feature), The Greensboro Review (Issue 91), and Epiphany (Women Writing Women series). I am also currently at work on a novel.
Header photo detail from image by İhsan Işık.