was born in 1970 in Bihac. Until the outbreak of war in 1992, Šehić studied Veterinary Medicine in Zagreb. However, the then 22-year-old voluntarily joined the Army of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in which he led a unit of 130 men as a lieutenant. After the war he studied literature and since 1998 has published his own literary works. The literary critics regard him as a shining light of the so-called „knocked-over generation“.
His books have been translated into 11 languages. His debut novel „Knjiga o Uni“ (2011; tr: The Book of Una) was awarded Meša Selimović prize for the best novel published in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Croatia in 2011, and European Union Prize for Literature 2013. He work in respected political magazine BH Dani as a columnist and journalist. Faruk Šehić lives in Sarajevo.