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Luljeta Lleshanaku

Poet & Writer

Luljeta Lleshanaku

Luljeta Lleshanaku is internationally known as Albania’s most important and inventive poet of her generation. A winner of International Kristal Vilenica Prize in 2009, she is the author of seven books of poetry in Albanian and six poetry collections in other languages. Lleshanaku has worked as a lecturer, literary magazine editor, journalist, and screenwriter, and is currently the research director at Tirana’s Institute of Studies of Communist Genocide. She is the author of eight poetry collections published in Albania. New Directions also publishes her collections Child of Nature and Fresco: Selected Poems. 

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Luljeta Lleshanaku

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