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Dritëro Agolli
Born (1931-10-13)13 October 1931
Menkulas, Devoll, Albania
Died 3 February 2017(2017-02-03) (aged 85)
Tirana, Albania
Occupation Novelist, poet
Nationality Albanian
Period 1958–2017
Literary movement Socialist realism, Postmodern literature

Dritëro Agolli (13 October 1931 – 3 February 2017) was an Albanian poet, writer, and politician. He was the former president of the defunct Albanian League of Writers and Artists.

Early life

Agolli was born in Devoll, Albania. He studied in Leningrad in the Soviet Union.


Agolli wrote primarily poetry, but also short stories, essays, plays, and novels. He was head of the Albanian League of Writers and Artists from the purge of Fadil Paçrami and Todi Lubonja at the Fourth Plenary Session of the Albanian Party of Labour from 1973 until 1992.


Agolli died on 3 February 2017 in Tirana, Albania from lung disease, aged 85.

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