Arian Leka (b. 1966) is a leading contemporary writer from the port city of Durrës. He is
editor-in-chief of the well-received poetry periodical Poeteka: revistë e poezisë dhe e kulturës poetike
(Poeteka: Review of Poetry and Poetic Culture). Among Leka’s publications are the short story collections
Ky vend i qetë ku s’ndodh asgjë, Tirana 1994 (This Quiet Country Where Nothing Ever Happens);
Veset e të vdekurve, Tirana 1997 (The Sins of the Dead); the novel Gjarpri i shtëpisë, Tirana
2002 (The House Snake); and the verse collections Anija e gjumit, Tirana 2000 (The Ship of Sleep);
and Strabizëm, Tirana 2004 (Strabismus).