Ledia Dushi was born in 1978 in the northern Albanian town of Shkodra. She studied Albanian language and literature and worked both as a journalist and in municipal government, where she was responsible for culture.
Her well-received verse is written primarily in the dialect of Shkodra. It has been published in the volumes: Ave Maria bahet lot (Ave Maria Turns to Tears), Tirana 1997; Seancë dimnash (Session of Winters), Shkodra 1999; and Askush nuk vdes për mue (No One Dies for Me), Tetova 2003. A volume of her verse has also appeared in Italian, Tempo di pioggia (Rainy Weather), Prishtina 2000.