Ljubljana born and bread, Esad Babačić is a poet, journalist, sports writer, and former Socialist punk rocker. A singer and lyricist for the acclaimed (post-)punk band Via Ofenziva, he was beaten up and imprisoned several times by the Communist authorities. Later on, he became a journalist for Slovenian national public television and radio and wrote two sports monographs. A renowned and translated author, Esad has published fifteen books of original poetry plus an English language compendium. He’s also an occasional actor appearing in Outsider (1997) and other Slovenian film classics.
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