Kim Mehmeti (b. 1955) is a leading and innovative prose writer from the Albanian community in Macedonia. He was born in Gërçec near Skopje, where he now lives and works. He is the author of eleven volumes of prose, including Lulehëna (Moon Flower), Peja 1997, Fshati i fëmijve të mallkuar (The Village of the Damned Children), Peja 1998, and Ritet e Nishanes (Nishane's Rites), Peja 2004. One of his novels has appeared in German, Das Dorf der verfluchten Kinder (The Village of the Damned Children), Klagenfurt 2002. Mehmeti also writes in Macedonian and translates between the two languages.