Novica Tadić was born in Smriječno, a small Montenegrin village, in 1949 and lived in Zemun, Serbia. Until 2007, he was the editor-in-chief for the literary publisher Rad, where he had worked for 38 years. A renowned Serbian poet and a member of the Serbian Literary Society, Tadić published sixteen books of poetry, in addition to many selected works. His poetry has been represented in many poetry anthologies from Serbia and around the world. Collections of his work have been translated into numerous languages. Tadić passed away in January 2011.