Curriculum Vitae - English

Ardian Kycyku – Pen names:
Ardian-Christian Kyçyku / Kuciuk, writer in the Albanian and Romanian languages, born on the 23rd of August 1969, Pogradec, Albania. Author of more than 55 original books (novels, short stories, plays, scenarios, scientific studies, essays, anthologies, translations).

Bachelor of Arts at the Tirana University (Albania), Faculty of History and Philology (Albanian Language – Albanian and Universal Literature, 1991, Diploma’s work: ‘Stefan Zweig and Sigmund Freud – communions and differences’) 

Doctor in Comparative and Universal Literature at the Bucharest University – ‘Directions in European Modernism and their Echo in the Interwar Period of Albanian Literature’ (1998) 

University Professor (Semiotics and Stylistics of  the Theater / Techniques for writing the scientific texts). 

Between 2008 and 2020 he was a dean and a rector. 

Since 1998 he is the co-founder and co-director of European Review “Haemus”, which has an archive of over 9.000 pages. 

Founding member of the Albanian Cultural Association “Haemus”


B o o k s written and published in Albanian

In the empire of stone, novel, Tirana 1993

The Death Family, novel, Pristina1998, Tirana 2020

The Night After Year Zero, novel, Pristina 1999

The Muse of the Game, trilogy, Bucharest 1999

The Translation or the Life of a Slave that doesn’t Swear He Can See, novel, Bucharest 1999

The Rivers of Sahara, novel, Tirana 2000, Bucharest 2010, Pristina 2017

The Appetite for Heaven Bread, novel, Tirana 2000

Diva or Flowers Devourer, novel, Elbasan 2000

Useless Angels, novel, Pristina 2002

The Crystal and the hyenas, novel, Pristina 2002, Bucharest 2015

Eyes, novel, Bucharest 2004, Pristina 2005, Tirana 2008

The conquest of Crazystan, short stories, Pristina 2004

Instead of Eternity, play, Pristina 2007

Home, novel, Pristina/ Berlin 2014

Kiss Me You, Skeleton, Bucharest 2007

The viceBook, play, Bucharest 2007

The Neutral Blood, play, Bucharest 2008

The Father, novel, Bucharest 2008, Tirana 2017

Your Excellency, play, Pristina 2009

One world away, play, Bucharest 2012

Pearl/s, selected short stories, Pogradec 2012

Unseen stories, short stories, Pristina/ Bucharest 2013

Ki$land – a novel with childhood, Tirana 2014

Like, play, Bucharest 2016, Pristina 2017

Trialogue [an interdisciplinary work regarding the links between literature and exile and the languages it chooses in order to protect Memory and Metaphor], 365 pages in academic format, in Albanian, with abstracts in Romanian and English, Bucharest 2016, work-in-progress

Incógnito [Fragments from the life of guardians and vice versa], novel, Tirana 2016

The Threshold or Death writes with two hands, novel, Bucharest 2019

Homo ex machina – three plays, 2019

Anonima or Tirana in the shadow of a passenger, 2020

Childhood cr(imes)eations, 2021

Zo-om, novellas, 2023


B o o k s written and published in Romanian

The year in which the Swan was Invented, novel, Bucharest 1997

The Sweet Secret of Madness, 33 proses + 22 original graphics, Bucharest 1998

A Glorious and Dying Tribe – The Saga of an Oblivion, Bucharest 1998

Love at Last Sight, stories and a play, Bucharest 2000

Epigone God, monograph, Timisoara – Bratislava, 2000

Trilogy, three novels, Bucharest 2002

An alphabet of Albanian poetry (anthology, 101 Albanian poets in Romanian), Bucharest 2003

Time of the Substitutes, interview, Bucharest 2003

Siege – a novel with very few inverted commas, Bucharest 2004, 2007

Ex – novel with love & conspiracy, Bucharest 2008, 2010

Introduction to Semiotics, university lectures, Constanta 2005

The Signs and the Citadel, university lectures, Bucharest 2007

Empatycon or The Book of Premature Life, novel, Bucharest 2008

Space for a only one doll – a film to be narrated / a story to be filmed, Bucharest 2008

The sky in an envelope – a film to be narrated / a story to be filmed, Bucharest 2010

Casting or the Curtain doesn't separate anything anymore, play, Bucharest 2011

My last Million, anthology of Balkan literary texts, 2013

Comunicare in-humanum est, interdisciplinary studies, Bucharest 2014

Outism and Insomnia, interdisciplinary studies, Bucharest 2014

The Epocalypse, novel, Bucharest 2014

Instead of Eternity, play, 2015

A grammar of Exile [in two "foreign" languages], essay, 2015

The genre – a play with an act and a murder, play, 2019

Prompters’ exodus – stereodrama, 2022 

The Print(ing)house, monodrama, 2022

The Co-author – broken poems, 2023

* Books and / or fragments translated in Hungarian, Italian, English, German, Serbian, French, Greek etc. 

Long, medium and short film scripts 

The Supplement – The Movie of a Return / The Return of a Movie (AL), The Rhyme (AL), A Guide (RO), Relationshop (RO) – film / ballet play, Sticking (RO) 

Short Eastories (cycle of scripts for feature films: Pas, The rest is Theater, Vox, - 2023, ro.)

Short and very short films (as Scriptwriter, Cinematographer and Editor) 

A bridge, Lines, The Seat, Barlove, A lesson, the Point, Librorum, Umbra ex machina, Dearection, Tubim (rrëfilm – AL) / Assembly, A Facemap, Lost masterpiece/s, Mirrors in progress – A short semiotic view on the Ingmar Bergman phenomenon – on Youtube: 


[Awards and honors: National Literary Prize of Albania ‘Silver Pen’, Tirana 2013; Honorary Citizen of Pogradec 2014; Kult Academy Prize ‘The best book / The best author’, Tirana 2015 and 2018; Prize II ‘Katarina Josip’ for Albanian Original Drama, Pristina2016; Grand Prix at Très Court International Film Festival – Cluj-Napoca 2017; Ambassador of the Nation, Tirana 2019]