Literary translator from English into Albanian in residency at the National Centre for Writing in Norwich, UK
Anxhela Çikopano Hoxha is a literary translator from English into Albanian. She is also a Theater Researcher by the Academy of Albanian Studies, and a Theater Director. She has a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology, with a focus on Albanian drama and customary laws. She began her career as a translator by promising herself that she would bring into Albanian the books she would want to read. Anxhela Çikopano has faithfully followed through the commitment she made to herself by translating a wide range of classic and contemporary authors from English, Italian, and German (+60 books, +300 movies), including British authors such as Gaskell, Galsworthy, Le Carre, Fellowes, and Wesker.
During her residency at the National Centre for Writing, Anxhela will be working on the translation of Jane Austin: ‘Persuasion’.