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Dritëro Agolli (13 October 1931 – 3 February 2017) was an Albanian poet, writer, and politician. He was the former president of the defunct Albanian League of Writers and Artists.

Early life

Dritëro Agolli was born in Devoll, Albania. He studied in Leningrad in the Soviet Union.

Career

Agolli wrote primarily poetry, but also short stories, essays, plays, and novels. He was head of the Albanian League of Writers and Artists from the purge of Fadil Paçrami and Todi Lubonja at the Fourth Plenary Session of the Albanian Party of Labor from 1973 until 1992.

Death

Dritëro Agolli died on 3 February 2017 in Tirana, aged 85.

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