The author of seven poetry collections, Luljeta Lleshanaku was born in Elbasan, Albania, in 1968, and grew up under house arrest during Enver Hoxha’s Stalinist regime. She has worked as a teacher, literary magazine editor, journalist, screenwriter, and currently is the research director at the Institute of Studies of Communist Genocide in Albania.
Books by Luljeta Lleshanaku
Luljeta Lleshanaku, Henry Israeli, Peter Constantine
Paperback, 2002The debut collection in English translation of a leading voice of the new Albanian poetry.
Luljeta Lleshanaku, Ani Gjika
E Book, 2018Lleshanaku’s poems are “full of objects and souls, transformed and given wings in Chagall-like metaphor” (Sasha Dugdale, Poetry Nation Review)