Writer in residence for June - Luljeta Lleshanaku

We are happy to announce that the next writer in residence of “Prishtina has no river” has reached Prishtina and she will be staying with us for a month, where she will share her experience in the reading event that we will be organizing soon! Luljeta Lleshanaku was born in Elbasan, Albania. She is the author of eight poetry books in Albanian and seven other volumes published in foreign languages, such as: Haywire; New & Selected Poems (Bloodaxe Books, London, 2011), Fresco (New Directions, USA, 2002), Child of nature (New Directions, USA, 2010), Kinder der Natur (Edition Korrespondenzen, Austria, 2010), Dzieci natury ( Stowo / Terytoria Obraz, Poland, 2011), Antipastorale (LietoColle, Italy 2006), Lundo en sep Tago (Esperanto, Poland, 2013), Ponedjeljak u sedam dana (Versopolis edicija, Zagreb, 2015). She is the winner of the international award “Crystal Vilenice 2009”, “Silver Pen 2000” national award, “Author of the Year 2013” award from the Book Fair of Tirana, “Kult 2013” award, the winner of the Book Fair of Prishtina, 2013, etc. Since 2014, she runs the “SABBAT” annual series of workshops in creative writing in Tirana, supported by the Ministry of Culture of Albania.