Stefan Çapaliku (b. 1965) was born and raised in Shkodra. He studied Albanian language and literature at the University of Tirana from 1984 to 1988 and did a doctorate in Albanian literature from 1990 to 1995. He teaches at the University of Shkodra and also works for the Albanian Ministry of Culture.
Stefan Çapaliku is the author of poetry and prose, as well as essays and literary studies. Among his major publications are: the poetry volumes Asgjë më shumë se kaq s'ka ndodhë (Nothing More Than That Happened), Shkodra 1993; and Kohë e ndalur (Suspended Time), Shkodra 1994; the literary study Fishta satirik (The Satirical Fishta), Shkodra 1995; the novel Kronikë në lindje (Chronicle at Birth), Shkodra 1996; the studies Prijës për gjeografinë dhe sociologjinë e letërsisë shqiptare (Guide to Geography and Sociology in Albanian Literature), Shkodra 1997; and Letërsia e interpretuar: prijës për metodat bashkëkohore të leximit dhe studimit të letërsisë (Interpreted Literature: Guide to Contemporary Methods in Reading and Studying Literature), Tirana 1998; the short story collection Tregime për Anën (Tales for Anna), Tirana 2002; drama in Pesë drama dhe një korn anglez (Five Plays and the English Horn), Tirana 2003; and the study Estetika moderne (Modern Aesthetics), Tirana 2004. Some of his literary works have been translated into French and Polish.