Ahmed Burič, born in 1967 in Sarajevo, is one of the most prominent journalists, columnists and engaged intellectuals in the area of former Yugoslavia. He is widely known for his witty and insightful interpretations of his city and the world, which can be read mostly on the Radio Sarajevo website. After the war, which he partially spent in Slovenia, he became famous as a poet, first for his collection God of Transition (2004), followed by Tears of Oil and Blood (2009), and Mother Tongue (2013).
His collection of poems entitled Gates of Paradise (Vrata raja) was published by Goga publishing house in March 2016. He was also the guest of the Goga's writer's residence programme in the same month. The book and the author's stay in Slovenia were co-financed by the Creative Europe EU's programme.