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Albania

Luan Starova

Luan Starova was born on the 14th of August, 1941 in Pogradec. He left Albania with his family and settled in Skopje (in what was then the Socialist Republic of Macedonia, one of the constituent...

Gentian Çoçoli

Gentian Çoçoli (b. 1972) is a poet and translator from Albania. He has published three collections of poetry, most recently Dheu njerėzor [Human Soil] (2006). He has translated...

Fatos Lubonja

Few have done more to struggle for and constructively criticize Albania's democracy than Fatos Lubonja, writer, editor of the quarterly journal Përpjekja [Endeavor], and representative...

Ismail Kadare

Ismail Kadare (b. 1936) is a highly regarded Albanian writer of fiction, poetry, and essays. Some of his most famous novels include The General of the Dead Army, Broken April, Chronicle in...

Ornela Vorpsi

Ornela Vorpsi was born in Tirana, Albania, in 1968. She left her home country at the age of 22 for Milan, where she lived for six years before moving on to Paris. She graduated from the...

Luljeta Lleshanaku

Luljeta Lleshanaku is one of Albania's foremost younger poets. Born in Elbasan in 1968, she grew up under virtual house arrest because of her family's opposition to the Stalinist...
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