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Contact Contact Us Help. In came out Mapa Anny Map of Anna , a set of short stories that are interconnected with each other and digs deep into the personal feelings and lives of young people. She is a playwright and poet who writes for TV, radio and the stage. She was recently presented an Arts Council England award to work with artists in both UK and Kosovo to develop collaborative theatre in evolving spaces. She leads creative writing workshops in prisons, theatres, schools and universities. Her poems have been published in Confluence and Bare Fiction Magazine and performs she them at poetry readings and literary festivals.
She is currently writing for BBC Doctors. His work has been published in a number of poetry anthologies, and he has participated in several poetry festivals in the Balkan region and abroad. She studied Literature at the University of Tirana. Her poetry has been published in several anthologies and numerous literary magazines in the Balkan region and she has participated in several poetry festivals. Lena Dorn is a scholar in literary studies and translator from Czech to German based in Leipzig, Germany.
She also developed music arrangements for theater plays. She is interested in electronic music and analog synthesizers. Azem Deliu was born on 10 th of January in Skwnderaj, Kosovo. Part of his creativity are presented and published in English, Serbian, German and Polish. The Albanian and foreign press has compared him with names like Dostoyevsky, Kadare and others.
He has been invited to three residencies of two international literary festivals and will read part of his prose in this edition of POLIP. She finished her Masters in Albanian Literature, at the University of Prishtina, and she works in lecture and editing. She has been published in Anthologies and online media, but mainly writes for fun. She is very much interested in Poetry and Photography.
The novel won the prestigious Bremer Literaturpreis in , and was shortlisted for the Deutsche Buchpreis in He grew up in Pola in Croatia. Dragan studied world literature at the University of Belgrade. Since March until , he has been living in exile in Budapest and Vienna. He has published ten novels and five books of essays, translated into sixteen languages.
All of his novels were translated into German language. He is the most translated Serbian writer in Hungarian language. He received The Award of the City of Budapest for literature in Majlinda Bregasi is a linguist, a writer and a filmmaker. She has published a number of linguistic books and studies. She has translated into Albanian several generative studies of the eminent linguist Leonardo M. Bregasi is the author of several documentary films and has participated in many international festivals.
Josep M. His work, which is featured in the most important anthologies of contemporary Spanish poetry, both inside and outside the country, has been translated into many languages. He started performing as a solo artist in October , focusing on cassette tape sound manipulation. Based on ready-made principle, Lenhart selects diverse prerecorded material and mix it live on top of original rhythmic loops, while using walkmans as musical instruments.
As a long and passionate collector of audio cassettes, Lenhart was always impressed with field recordings, ethno musicological content, spoken word and sound propaganda material, as well as audio postcards and various other forms of tape art. By using his fundus as audio structure, he intervenes on the material and brakes it into pieces and sound details, blending it this way into his own unique sound collage. As a part of cooperation with other musicians, in he started Lenhart Tapes Orchestra, a five piece ethno-noise ensemble that re-played and re-arranged the music he previously made using walkmans.
She was the lead vocal in Lenhart Tapes Orchestra, later occasionally working with Lenhart Tapes as a duo. Her latest solo works goes toward experimental and free improvised music, using her voice only. She studied journalism and communication science. She also works as university professor and as a trainer of television journalism in Kosovo Media Institute.
She has been presented with poems in many literary anthologies. Shkumbin Brestovci was born in in Prishtina. He is a linguist, translator and free culture hacktivist. Shkumbin studied mathematics in Prishtina, Linguistics in Vienna and has been an entrepreneur running a comics publishing house and a digital production studio since Elona Culiq was born in Shkodra in She studied Psychology and has undergraduate studies in organizational department.
She depicts the written word, poetry. In her poetry she keeps alive small, peripheral realities, which seem to be overwhelmed by the existence of human ignorance. In addition to the numerous literary and artistic festivals in and out of the country, in March she represented Albania at the Leipzig Book Fair and has been a member of the Biennale of the Mediterranean Artists in a duo performance with another artist. She has won several prices and her poems have been published in various literary anthologies in Albania and in Italy. In she published a book in German-Albanian in Austria and she will soon publish her second book supported by the Ministry of Culture in Albania.
During November , as a writer in residence in Qendra Multimedia, she started working on her newest literary project. In January and February as a resident in Vienna, she presented herself with a poetry-photography at the HERstory exhibition along with three other artists. Few months ago, she left her hometown and the river to come and live in Prishtina without a river.
Photo by: Fjona Bashi. He is a German artist and writer. He was born in Rostock, at the time part of East Side Germany. His parents escaped from East Germany shortly after his birth leaving him behind. He grew up in the north of East Germany near the coast of the Baltic Sea and was adopted after some years in orphanages. He moved to East Berlin in where he studied art without completing a degree , worked various jobs including as a gravedigger and a carpenter. Since he has been living in Berlin. She publishes books in Spanish and Catalan. She wrote two books for children and one essay about censorship and repression in Spain.
She published a catalogue with a selection of 60 Catalan women writers. She speaks twice a month about feminism in Catalunya Radio, the Catalan public radio. Since a very young age, he had experienced in his own flesh the extremes of a totalitarian system. Meanwhile,he continued his work as a literary writer and as a translator. Her first poem was published in when she was fifteen years old. He is a poet, author, translator from Russian and professor of the 20th Century Foreign Literature at the Philological Faculty at the University of Tirana. She worked in senior positions teaching Spanish Language and Literature in secondary schools.
Her poetic work is featured in various anthologies and has been translated into different languages. She has also published various works for children. In , Zora co-founded the ocean themed magazine mare www. Since then she has published five books on a wide variety of subjects, ranging from cross generational love, the NSA, the character of trees, the working class of the Swiss tunnel system, and life on the road from top to bottom of the US Atlantic Coast. Throughout her work one can notice a constant conflict: on one hand the raw experience of simple pleasures, nature, travel, companionship and sex, and on the other hand the brutal truths of human life, injustice, animal suffering, poverty and misinformation.
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Her current work revolves around her Slovenian grandmother, a fiery communist, who collaborated in a murder in , and whose story, like that of all grandmothers, still resonates in the lives of her grandchildren. Zora regularly leads workshops on the writing process. Manjola Nasi , born in Tirana in , is an Albanian poet and translator. Manjola holds a PhD in literature from the University of Tirana where she currently works as a lecturer in the Faculty of Foreign Languages.
As a poet, from an early age she has won several local and national prizes. Following a relatively long hiatus, she returned to writing poems in From then on she has been actively participating in literary events in Albania and in the region, with some of her poems appearing in anthologies and periodic press. In she was awarded a national prize by the Albanian Ministry of Culture. She was one of three authors invited to represent Albania at the Leipzig Book Fair, where she was part of panel discussions on women in literature and the role of literature in present times and in Tradukistan.
Manjola Nasi is a translator and poet who brings the vivid poetry of a younger generation of writers emerging in Albanian literature. Evelyn Schalk , born in Graz, Austria. Lives and works as a freelance author and journalist in Graz, Vienna, Berlin and wherever the road takes her. Mainly covering politics, social injustice, migration and feminist issues as well as cultural stuff. Studied Romance languages and literature, German Philology and Media and graduated with a dissertation about Austrian antifascist satire and political cabaret. Received several grants and scholarships, i.
Currently finishing her first two books Graz abseits der Pfade April and nacht. Always a traveller, journalist, author, activist and poet surfing cities, languages and literary experiments. She is co-founder and curator of Lirindja, the independent literary zine that is published in Prishtina. Photo by: Tadi. His poetry has been translated into over thirty languages. He lives in Strumica.
A Literary Journey into the better worlds, He is also the author of non-fiction works, focusing on the linguistic and semiotic aspects of contemporary culture. He has notably analyzed public discourse in totalitarian Albania and the nature of exchanges between cultures lacking a common language. Actually she is also studying Philosophy for Master degree at University of Prishtina.
She also writes articles and poetry. Some of her work has been published in online media in Kosovo. During the war he was in charge of a German peace and humanitarian organization in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. He worked as a graphic designer, organized concerts, produced music and videos and also co-produced Sarajevski krug , a musical staged in a dozen countries in Europe and the US. His short stories and poems were published in anthologies and literary journals in Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Bulgaria, Turkey, Austria, Germany, Kosovo and Macedonia.
In , he founded Kurs — the Association for Promoting Culture and the Arts and the Writers in Residence Project which has until now hosted and presented hundred international authors and translators to the Split audiences. She lives in Vienna and in Berlin.
After he studied chemistry and worked as professional musician, Jurgen studied literature at Literatur institut Leipzig. He is the author of more than 50 books.
His works are published in more than 20 countries. She studied political science and international relations in Bucharest, Graz, Berlin and Ljubljana. In the last 10 years she organized and moderated numerous literary events in the main cities in Romania. In , Miruna published her PhD thesis Bosnia and Herzegovina — a critical case study of Europeanization and now she teaches international relations at the university in Bucharest. The book received several national awards for debut in poetry.
In she received the Traduki Literary Residency in Sarajevo. She participated in international literary readings in Bruxelles, London, Stockholm, and Leipzig. Antoine Jaccoud is a Swiss author who writes for film, theatre and performance. Involved in the support of bosniak refugees in Switzerland, Jaccoud also created in a one week performance gathering 14 survivors of the Srebrenica genocide on the stage of a Geneva theater. He lives with his family in Brooklyn. He has lived in Stockholm since In Sweden he has been translated and published in two collections: Asylansokan Ersatz, which was awarded the Klas de Vylders stipendiefond for immigrant writers.
With Silkeberg, Almadhoun has also made several poetry films. She started her work with performance art before turning to writing. In , the canton of Geneva awarded her a grant which encouraged her to pursue her writing career. Inventaire des lieux , her second book, published by Art fiction in , won the swiss litterature prize.
This year, they have chosen Kosovo as their theme. A tour is planned for the month of October Her music blends the traditions of folk, Americana and dream pop into a musical atmosphere of her own. She performs either as a solo artist or with her band. In January Fischer Foundation and the network Traduki.
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Alida is a member of the Croatian PEN center. She is involved in media activism as a regional representative of Reporters Without Borders, as well as being part of various political activist campaigns. She is co-founder and director of Alter Habitus — a feminist institute for studies in society and culture in Prishtina. Her literary work was published in Prishtina and Tirana Albanian literary magazines and in an anthology of Roma poetry.
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Photo by: Jetmir Idrizi. She did her master degree in philology sciences. She is lecturer in several universities in Kosovo. Her poetry is presented in several anthologies and awarded with literary prizes at variety poetry festivals in Kosovo and abroad. She also writes song texts.
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Arben has also translated from Italian works of notable poets such as S. Quasimodo, E. Santi, which were then published at various literary magazines in Kosovo and Albania. Photo: Kushtrim Ternava. Living in Paris since From , she started writing, publishing and participating in different poetical manifestations and as well as being part of several anthologies. Since this time he is working as a playwright, dramaturg, tutor and director for theatres in Austria, Germany and Switzerland.
In , finished his studies for physics. Following his release from prison in , became involved in human rights, as General Secretary of Albanian Helsinki Committee. Lubonja is author of several books, fiction and non-fiction. He is winner of many important local and international prices and awards. Her original nonfiction writing and her translations of short stories, excerpts from novels, screen and theatre plays, and journalistic articles have appeared in Bulgarian and international publications.
In graduated in Philosophy and English language and literature from the University of Zagreb. He is currently studying sinology at the same university. Selections from his works were translated into dozen languages. Translated over 70 books from English and Spanish into Croatian. Also works as a free lance literary and radio editor. In she started her studies of Albanian literature at the University of Prishtina.
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Currently interested in metafiction and post-postmodernist studies. Photo by: Meddy Huduti. After moving to Kosovo from till where she was politically and musically active, she now is based in Berlin, where she founded her musical project ANDRRA, which is an interdisciplinary music and film project. Together with filmmaker Vincent Moon, who also worked with Arcade Fire, REM, Beirut and more, she traveled with the support of Music Board Berlin and the Municipality of Prishtina to different regions of Kosovo in May to find and record nearly forgotten old female folk songs.
They were in search of a specific approach to folk music, that of, rhapsodies sung by peasant women. Her story was the story of the majority of Albanian women in the villages only a few decades ago and still is a widespread phenomena in the global sense, considering that over Million women alive today where married as children.
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His music is an unique walk through the blues, jazz and folk, painted with socially engaged comments. It was recorded in Belgrade during summer and autumn of She also worked as a video-journalist and documentary producer at Radio Television of Kosova. She has published many linguistic papers. In , she translated from English and Italian the book of many generative studies of the eminent linguist Leonardo M. She obtained a degree in English Language and Literature and worked for several years in Journalism.
After going in PR from journalism she shifted towards a more business oriented career, while always keeping on writing editorial pieces and poetry. Her poetry has been published in various literary magazines, such as Lirindja, Saras, as well as published in the Anthology of some young poets in Albania.
She is a regular writer and poetry reader among her fellow young writers in Tirana. She is currently the editor-in-chief of Prishtina Insight and curates the independent zine Lirindja. Beside writing poetry and novels he also plays regularly in theatre plays. Photo by: Blerta Hocia. Kefah Ali Deeb , b. She has participated in numerous exhibitions in Syria, and most recently the Venice Biennale. She has been repeatedly arrested for her oppositional stance towards the Assad regime. In fall , she fled to Berlin, where she has been granted asylum. Abboud participated in public reading events since in Syria, Egypt and Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
He published regularly his texts in numerous magazines since in Syria and the Middle East. E-Mail: hamedabboud gmail. Shqiptar Oseku is a social worker, poet, translator, and publicist. He writes columns in Albanian newspapers and magazines, mulling politics, gender and social issues, and shifting cultural identities. His grandfather and father were both ministers in Israeli Labor Party governments. He has worked as a journalist for Harretz newspaper and as an editor of Non fiction books and classic novels in Am-Oved publishing house. Baram is also an advocate for equal rights for Palestinians.
He began publishing fiction when he was twenty-two, and is the author of five novels, including The Remaker of Dreams , Good People and World Shadow His novels have been translated into 13 languages, were best sellers in Israel and in different countries and received critical acclaims around the world. His works are protests against the injustices in contemporary Greece, especially the growing xenophobia and racism. He has published ten novels, one novella, two collections of short stories and three plays. A few short stories were translated in Dutch, English and Turkish.
He lives in Athens. He attended high school in Ferizaj and completed his education by studying philology at the Department of Albanian Language and Literature in the University of Prishtina. He works and lives in Ferizaj and regularly writes articles for publication. She left Stockholm in her twenties to live on the countryside in the northern part of Sweden, and has remained there. Annette Rosengren , Sweden, is a former museum curator who turned to nonfiction writing. With a PhD in ethnology and great interest in documentary genres she has studied and written about aspects on Swedish subcultures, mostly to understand everyday life from The Others point of view, less to analyze theoretically.
Her latest book is about everyday life and surviving in Athens, Greece, among refugees from Afghanistan and other countries. She continues to follow the great, tragic exodus of now.
For an earlier book about people waiting for asylum in Sweden she travelled in Kosovo to meet people who had been deported back or had relatives in Sweden. Her books are in Swedish. He is a poet and translator. He has won literary awards and his poetry was translated in many languages and was involved in various anthologies in Albanian, Spanish, Serbian and English. Bajraj lives in Mexico since , where he got a scholarship from the International Writers Parliament. He is a co-star in the movie Aro Tolbukhin — in the mind of the killer, of the director Agustin Villaronga and the movie has won various International Awards.
He has recorded as well some of his poetry with the Spanish rock band Silencios incomodos , Grabaxiones Alicia, Since he works as a professor in the Academy of Literary Creativity in the Autonoma University of Mexico, where he teaches poetry. Senem Cevher was born in Xhevahir Spahiu a poet, publisher, translator, academic.
Born in 1 March , in the town of Malind, Skrapar in southern Albania. He studied Albanian Literature at the University of Tirana, from which he graduated in He has since worked as a journalist, teacher, publisher, poet and playwright. Concise free lyrics, dynamic rhythm, and generalizing thinking of the metaphoric expression are the characteristics and particularities of Spahiu poetic work. Considered one of the most forceful, vociferous and talented poets of modern Albania, a voice of survival, he is author of 12 poetry books.
Additional works of Spahiu count seven poetry books for children, three literature essayistic summaries, translations from the international poetry, as well as lyrics of songs. Shukrije Gashi Shuki , was born in Prishtina, in Kosovo. In , she was sentenced to 2 years in prison. After her release from prison, the authorities obstructed the completion of her studies, but she graduated in After prison and until , she was denied the right to a passport.
After coming to London in , her work has mainly been revolving around teaching Serbo-Croatian language and literature, translation and writing poetry. Rosa Pock was born in in Wagna, where she studied philosophy in Salzburg, where she was married to H. Artmann till he passed away and now she lives in Vienna. Rosa Pock has found a way not only to relativize grammar, but our understanding of the hierarchy of the Universe. Everything is simultaneously sad and funny, simple and complicated, conventional and surprising.
The author twists and turns the words, chopped the Syntax and demonstrates sense of humor. In she was sentenced to 3 years in prison. She began and completed her studies in literature in the s. In , she was sentenced again, but this time in her absence, and so she was forced to emigrate to Tirana from to In addition to poetry, she also writes short stories.
She then earned her Master Degree in Political Sciences. She has been working in the field of media for several years.