Abdulah Sidran (October 2, 1944 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina), often referred to by his nickname Avdo, is a Bosnian writer and poet who is renowned for his screenplays and dramas.
His major works include Šahbaza, Bone and meat, The Sarajevo tomb (Sarajevski tabut), Why is Venice sinking (Zašto tone Venecija), several books of poetry, and screenplays for award-winning movies from the Former Yugoslavia, such as the Oscar-nominated When Father Was Away on Business and Do You Remember Dolly Bell?, directed by Emir Kusturica; and Kuduz and The Perfect Circle, directed by Ademir Kenović. His opus is characterized by a soft and soothing sensibility, where tragedy, meditativity and a specific and humorous irony change sides and play tricks on each other more often than not.
After spending most of his life in Sarajevo, Sidran recently moved to a small village near Goražde where he currently lives.
- ”Morija” (Sarajevo 2007, 2008.)
- ”Šahbaza” (Sarajevo, 1970)
- “Potukač” (Zagreb), 1973.
- ”Kost i meso” (1976)
- ”Sarajevska zbirka”, (Sarajevo, 1979)
- ”Bolest od duše” (Nikšić, 1988)
- ”Sarajevski tabut” (Sarajevo, 1993)
- ”Bivši drugari”
- ”Da je u svemu tinjao barem…”
- ”Djevojčica iz Ulice Prkosa”
- ”Hoće li išta o meni znati”
- ”Planeta Sarajevo”
- ”Sarajevska molitva”
- ”Sarajevske priče”
- ”Zašto tone Venecija”