Born in Bosnia & Herzegovina in 1984, Ennis Cehic lives and works between between Melbourne and Sarajevo. Since 2007 he has been working in the advertising industry as a copywriter and brand strategist.
His writing focuses on ideas of displacement, creativity, identity and existentialism. His work, including essays, fiction and memoir has been published in literary journals and publications including The Age, Meanjin, Assemble Papers, Matters Journal, Overland, Kill Your Darlings, Going Down Swinging and The Lifted Brow.
From 2014 Ennis was a member of the West Writers Group Program, a collective of writers selected by the Emerging Writers’ Festival and Footscray Community of Arts Centre to amplify stories and voices from Melbourne’s west – where he grew up after migrating to Australia in 1997 from Germany (where he and his family lived as refugees for five years following the Bosnian War of the 90s). In 2018 Ennis was selected as an inaugural recipient of the Wheeler Centre's Next Chapter writers' scheme by judges Christos Tsiolkas, Benjamin Law, Maxine Beneba Clarke and Ellen van Neerven. He was mentored by Nam Le.