Asja Bakić (1982) was born in Tuzla, but she currently lives and works in Zagreb. She graduated from University of Tuzla where she obtained a degree in Bosnian language and literature. Bakić has published a book of poetry It Can Be a Cactus, as Long as it Stings (Aora, Zagreb, 2009), which was nominated for literary award Kiklop in the category best first book in 2010. She writes a blog In the Realm of Melancholy (asjaba.com) and is one of the editors and authors of Muff (muf.com.hr), web page dedicated to feminist reading of popular culture. She translates literature from English, French German and Spanish to Croatian. Some of the names she translated are Emily Dickinson, Henri Michaux, Alejandra Pizarnik, Klaus Mann, Emil Cioran and Jacques Rancière. In addition to poetry, non-fiction texts and essays, Asja Bakić writes short stories. One of them was included in the anthology of younger prose writers Without doors, without knocking (2012). Bakić’s short fiction Mars will be released in early 2015.
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