P.I.Kapllani

Publisher info

His most recent book in English is "The Last Will", a novel based on Çamëria genocide, published by IOWI in 2013. "Beyond the Edge" is a collection of short stories published in December 2010 by IOWI. An English version of his play "Queen Teuta of Illyria" was published by "In Our Words" in 2008. An Albanian version was published in 2014.

His short stories appear in three anthologies: "Canadian Voices", Bookland Press, "The Literary Connection", and "Courtney Park Connection", IOWI. His novella "The Hunter" was shortlisted by Quattro Books for The Ken Klonsky novella contest in 2015.

He is author of four books in Albanian language and had worked as a journalist for "Ushtria", the Albanian Army Newspaper and "Shekulli', a daily newspaper. Some publications appear in "Spekter" magazine and other local papers in Albania.

He was graduated as a Anti Aircraft Gun Artillery Officer in 1990, University "Scanderbeg", Tirana, Albania. Years later he was graduated as a high school teacher for Literature and Albanian Language, Tirana University, Faculty of History and Philology, in 1998.

Smashwords Interview

How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I go on internet and search for the bestsellers. Another way of discovering the e books is Facebook, book launches of my fellow friends, or even movies. Some good movies were based on most rated novels. Ads on the daily newspapers play a significant role on putting an e book under a spotlight. Interviews of other writers push me as a reader to download their books and read.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I run my own pizza joint for a living. I named it "Albany Gourmet Pizza" in June 2005, but the shop was opened in May 6th 2008. I work seven days a week, so when I find few minutes I go in front of my laptop and write, with my eyes watching the cameras for the customers who might come in.
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Where to find P.I.Kapllani online


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Books

Queen Teuta and the Little Prince
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 1,510. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / Other
Since Queen Teuta could not have a child, the king asked the village girl Anila to bear the royal baby. As time passed, Anila felt that the king and queen took her baby away even that she had given her consent.
Genti
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 17,790. Language: Albanian. Published: February 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European
Mbretёria e Ardianёve ёshtё e rrezikuar nga Ushtria e Romёs, e cila nё njё operacion rrufe shtie nё dorё 54 anije ilire. Romakёt hapin çadrat buzё lumit Generus dhe po bёhen gati pёr tё sulmuar Lissusin.
Mbretëreshë Teuta e Ilirisë
You set the price! Words: 15,550. Language: Albanian. Published: April 9, 2016. Categories: Plays » Ancient & Classical
Do të kalonin më shumë se 12 vjet, që nga debutimi i parë i kësaj drame në konkursin mbarëkombëtar të dramës shqipe të organizuar nga Ministria e Kulturës së Shqipërisë. Nga 55 drama të paraqitura, "Teuta" do të kalonte tre kualifikime dhe do të renditej në 15 dramat e përzgjedhura për çmime, duke lënë pas autorë të tjerë të njohur.
Babai në shishe
You set the price! Words: 35,770. Language: Albanian. Published: February 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
E zhvarrosa babanë, ia dogja eshtrat dhe hirin e tyre e futa në një shishe. Tashmë e kam nën sqetull. Pastaj e vendos në një valixhe, që bën pjesë në bagazhin tim. Adresa e mbërritjes është ajo e vendit për ku prej disa vjetësh kam emigruar. Babai, pas kaq kohësh heshtjeje prej të vdekuri, më flet që nga brenda shishes:
Beyond the Edge
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 34,020. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
When a Russian friend told me that he brought his father"s ashes to Canada, I was intrigued by his story and inspired to write „Ashes to Ashes." It is contrary to Albanian tradition to cremate bodies and the thought of this man, an immigrant, bringing the ashes of a loved one to his new country made me think that we all have unusual stories in our lives, some which we bring from a previous life.
Queen Teuta Of Illyria
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 18,010. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
This play was buried in a drawer for six years, until I met Cheryl Antao-Xavier, the publisher of In Our Words Inc., who gave me the inspiration to go ahead with its translation from Albanian into English. Often lost in the translation, I thought I would not make it. I want to thank her from my heart for making my dream come true—the publishing of my first book in English. I am so excited and deli
The Last Will
Price: Free! Words: 51,620. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Fiction » Historical » General
The Last Will is the story of Albanian Cham, Muharrem Shahini, who on his death bed, asks his son Zylyftar to return to their homeland in Greece to retrieve twenty hidden land deeds for his fellow Chams, living in exile.

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