In a ceremony at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports today was awarded the national prize for life work "Azem Shkreli" and other annual prizes for literature.
The Minister of Culture Hajrullah Çeku has awarded Adem Gashi the national literary award for life work "Azem Shkreli", while the award for the best work in prose "Anton Pashku" was awarded to Mehmet Kraja for the novel "My Freedom".
The award for the best work in poetry "Ali Podrimja" was given to Xhevdet Bajraj for the book "The man who played with the angels", the award for the best work for children and young people "Vehbi Kikaj" was awarded to Shaip Grabovci for the children's drama "Voices from the Showcase".
The award for the best work in literary criticism and essay "Ibrahim Rugova" was given to Blerina Rogova-Gaxha for the study "Death in modern Albanian literature", while the award for the best work translated into Albanian "Pjetër Bogdani" was awarded Col Mehmetaj for the translation of the work "Meditations" by Mark Aureli.
The professional jury consisted of: Agim Vinca - chairman, Majlinda Bregasi - member, Isak Shema - member, Ag Apolloni - member and Ervina Halili - member.21Media