Born in Mostar but Québécoise by adoption, Maya Ombasic is interested in literature, philosophy and theatre. A born nomad and traveller, she has found her roots through writing. In 2007, she published a collection of short stories, Chroniques du lézard, about Cuba and the sea that surrounds it. She is presently finishing a PH.D in literature as well as a novel. She is hoping to tour the world in 2009.