Anna Kove is a well-known poet and translator from Albania. She graduated at 2001 at Goethe Institute, Germany, with the diploma “German as a foreign language in theory and practice”. She continued her master studies at the European University of Viadrina in Germany (2002–2004) in “Media and Intercultural Communication”. She also graduated in “Albanian Language and Literature” at the University of Tirana (1986-1990).
Anna Kove is author of many books, such as “Shën Valentin ku ishe”, “Djegë Ujërash”, “Nimfa e pemës së humbur”, “Kambanat e së dielës” and has been awarded with many prizes, in different competitions in Albania, Kosovo and Montenegro. She is one of the most distinguished contemporary authors in Albania, having the attention of the critics, researchers and journalists, who have been continuously writing about her works.
She has participated in different seminars and translation workshops like LCB “Berlin” “In Käte tanzen” (September 2006); “Artistic Translation of Children Literature: Kein Kinderspiel” (2013), organized by Robert Bosch Stiftung– Hamburg,the International translators meeting LCB march 2019.
She is winner of the translation stock of “Schritte Stipendien”, from S. Fischer Stiftung in Literarisches Colloquium Berlin. (June- July 2015); (January-February 2020) and Residency grants for literary translators at Europäisches Übersetzer-Kollegium Straelen (July-August 2019).
Her contribute in translations is even wider, we underline the translation of “Mohn und Gedächtnis” by P. Celan (Toena Editions, supported by Traduki) and the Anthology “German short stories” (Ombra GVG Editions). Many of her translations, such as “Herztier” (Albas Editions supported by Traduki), “Hast du ein Taschentuch?”,“Dorfschronik” and stories from “Niederungen” by H. Mueller, “Die Nacht, die Lichter” by Clemens Meyer (Albas Editions), ‘Tyll” by Daniel Kehlmann (Toena Editions), “Die groessere Hoffnung” by Ilse Aichinger (Albas Editions) “Ich spiele noch” by Rose Ausländer (Poeteka Editions) and different poetry works by S. Kirsch, M. L. Kaschnitz, B. Brecht, I. Bachman, N. Sachs have been published in different Albanian literary magazines.