Portrait: Ani Gjika

Ani Gjika is an Albanian-born writer, author and translator of eight books and chapbooks of poetry including Bread on Running Waters (2013). Her translation from the Albanian of Luljeta Lleshanaku’s Negative Space (New Directions, 2018) was a PEN Award finalist for Poetry in Translation and shortlisted for the International Griffin Poetry Prize. Gjika is the recipient of awards and fellowships from the NEA, English PEN, and the Robert Pinsky Global Fellowship, among others.

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