Edmond Tupja

edmond-tupjaBorn in Tirana in 1947, he finishes high school there and in 1965 leaves for Paris to continue his studies where he eventually graduates from Sornobe University with a degree in French Literature. After 17 years, he graduates with a Master’s Degree in translation. Soon after going back to Albania, he starts working as an educational assistant (professional level) at the Faculty of History and Philology of the Tirana University, educating on French literature. Five years later, starts working as a teacher at the middle school of Gramsh until 1980. In 1981, he is hired by the publishing house “8 Nentori” as a French translator and continues working there until 1991. After the end of communism in Albania, he then starts working as a professor in the Foreign Language Faculty. There he teaches on the theory and practice of writing and reading and eventually retires in 2015. He has translated over 80 French authors books (Proust, Gracq, Sartre, Simon, Tournier, etc), albanian authors books (Hoxha, Kongoli, Kadare, Shehu, Leka, Ahmetaj, Ahmeti, etc);also french novels and poetry into Albanian. This remarkable man has also written poems, novels; he’s been a lexicographer (author of the first erotic Albanian dictionary and coauthor of the first synonymic Albanian dictionary). He has also worked as a publicist.

Translations

-Kadare, Ismail  “Gjirokastër, ville de pierre”( Gjirokastra, qytet prej guri), Paris 1997

-Kongoli,Fatos “Le paumé” ( I humburi),Paris 1997

– Kongoli,Fatos  “L’Ombre de l’autre” ( Kufoma), Paris 1998

– B. Shehut “Edipe roi, Edipe menteur” (Edipi mbret, Edipi gënjeshtar), Paris 1998

-Kadare, Ismail “Poèmes, 1957-1997”, Paris1998

– Kongoli,Fatos  “Le dragon d’ivoire” (Dragoi i fildishtë), Paris 2000

– Kongoli,Fatos  “Le Rêve de Damoclès” (Endrra e Damokleut), Paris 2002

-Çapaliku, Stefan “Quelqu’un de passage” (Kronikë në lindje), France 2002

-Ahmeti,Mimoza “L’Absurde coordinatif” (Absurdi koordinativ), France 2002

-Çomo,Drita “Cette lueur qui monte de l’abîme” (Kjo dritë që vjen nga humnera), France 2004

– Kongoli,Fatos  “Peau de Chien” (Lëkura e Qenit), France 2005

-Kongoli,Fatos  (Te porta e shën Pjetrit), France 2007

-Kongoli,Fatos  “La vie dans une boîte d’allumettes” (Jetë në një kuti shkrepësesh), France 2008

-Ahmetaj,Arbër “La ville des écrivains figés” (Qyteti i shkrimtarëve të ngrirë), Paris 2011

-Shehit,Arben “Un temps pour nulle part” (Kohë për askund), Paris 2011

-Kongoli,Fatos  “Le boléro dans la villa des vieux” (Bolero në vilën e pleqve), France 20013

-Leka, Arian “L’oeil qui chasse” (Syri që gjuan), France 2013

-Açka, Flutura “Scanderbeg books”( Këpucët e kujtesës), Netherland 2013

Contact :

Mobile: 0682560420

E-mail: etupja@yahoo.com