Luljeta Lleshanaku

Luljeta Lleshanaku was born in Elbasan, Albania in 1968. Llleshanaku won the National Silver Pen Prize in 2000 and the International Kristal Vilenica Prize in 2009. She was a resident at the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa in 1999, and a fellow at the Black Mountain Institute at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2008. Her collection Child of Nature was a finalist for the 2011 Best Translated Book Award. Her forthcoming book is Negative Space (2018).