Abdulah Sidran (born 2 October 1944, in Sarajevo, SR Bosnia, SFR Yugoslavia), 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 Tešanj where he currently lives. Before he moved to Tešanj, Sidran lived in Goražde.