Nikollë Berishaj

I was born on December 3rd, 1958, in Tuzi, Montenegro. From 1977 through 1989 I lived (studied and worked) in Ljubljana – Slovenia.
I am a member of the Organization of Scientific and Technical Translators of Slovenia since 1980. Additionally, I am also a member of the Society of translators of Albania as well as that of Montenegro. In 1989 I returned to my hometown, where I live and work to day.
I took part in the first International Translation Seminar of Slovenian Literature, in August 2010 in Novo Mesto and I am a laureate of the 2013 International Pretnar award, – the honorary title of Ambassador of Slovenian Literature and Language and Slavic Cultures (Velenje). Listed in the New Slovenian Biographical Dictionary.

Authorial works
1. Nikollë Berishaj, Sub rosa dictum, poems, Illyricum Tuzi, 2001.
2. Nikollë Berishaj, Who killed besa, novel, Illyricumi Tuzi, 2011.
3. Nikollë Berishaj, Anthology of contemporary slovenian poetry, Toena Tirana, 2008.
4. Nikollë Berishaj, “Slovenian-Albanian and Albanian-Slovenian dictionary” Slovensko-albanski in albansko – slovenski slovar, Cankarjeva Založba, Ljubljana, 1989, second edition realized by Toena, Tirana, 2002 and 2009.
5. N. (Nikollë) Berishaj, Slovenian-Albanian affairs, Encyclopedia of Slovenia I (A-Ca), pg. 39-41, Ljubljana, 1987.
6. Nikolla Berishaj, Electronic classroom based on the Moodle platform as a supplement and support to teaching (a review of teaching in Albanian language programs in Montenegro), Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts, 2015.

Translations
I. books:
I.a. from Slovenian
7. Kajetan Kovič: “My friend Piki Jakob – Moj prijatelj Piki Jakob,” Rilindja Prishtina, 1984 (children’s prose), Slo-Alb.
8. Željko Kozinc: “The snake under a rock- Kača pod kamnom,” Emonica, Ljubljana, 1989 (poems), Slo-Alb.
9. Anton Bebler: “Introduction to european integrations – Uvod v Evropske integracije”, KUV Prishtina, 2008, Slo-Alb.
10. Milan Jazbec: “Basis of diplomacy – Osnovi diplomacije”, KUV Prishtina, 2008. Slo-Alb.
11. Donatella Della Porta: “Introduction to political science – Uvod v politično zanost”, KUV Prishtinë, 2007, Slo-Alb.
12. Martin Berishaj, “Identity and citizenship – Identiteta in državljantvo”, KUV, Prishtinë, 2010, Slo-Alb.
13. Jernej Mlekuž, “Burek.si?”, Humanistika Ferizaj, 2011, Slo-Alb.
14. Slavko Pregl, “Geniuses with no underwear – Geniji brez hlač”, Uegen, Tirana 2012, (novel), Slo-Alb.
15. Borut Bohte, Vasilka Sancin: “Diplomatic and consular law – Diplomatsko in konzularno pravo”, KUV, Prishtina, 2011
16. Prof.dr. Radovan Starc, Hetem Ramadani: “Health and success through meditation” Toena, 2012.
17. Ernest Petrič, “Foreign policy – Zunanaja politika”, KUV Prishtina, 2013, Slo-Alb.
18. Boris Pahor, “Necropolis – Nekropola” (novel), Toena, 2014, Slo-Alb.
19. Drago Jančar, “The nameless tree – Drevo brez imena (novel), Toena, 2014, Slo-Alb.
20. Simona Semenič, The5boys.si, 5Djelmoshat.si 5fantov.si, Slo-Alb, MAM FOUNDATION, Tirana 2016
21. Milan Dekleva, Fear has open eyes Frika i ka sytë e hapur Zmagoslavje podgan, novel, Slo-Alb, Dituria, Tirana, 2016
22. Slavko Pregl, Geniuses with no underwear, Genijalci bez gaća, Geniji brez hlač, Slo-Bos, Sarajevo 2016
23. Jurij Hudolin, The stepchild, Pastorek, Slo-Alb, novel, Poeteka Tirana/Multimedia, Prishtina, 2016
24. Janja Vidmar, Kebarie, the girl that read beautifully, Kebarie, vajza që lexonte bukur, Kebarie, Slo-Alb, novel, Dituria, Tirana, 2017
25. Gabriela Babnik, Dry season, Stina e thatë Sušna doba, novel Botimet Pegi, Tirana, Slo-Alb, Tirana, 2017
26. Milan Jazbec, The rainbow behind the soul, Duga iza duše Marvica izza duše, novel Studio Maus, Slo-Mne, Podgorica, 2018

I.b. to Slovenian:
27. Ismail Kadare: “Broken April – Prilli i thyer”, (novel), Ljubljana, Založba, Tuma, 2006
28. Martin Berishaj: “The international character of the League of Prizren – Karakteri ndërkombëtar i Lidhjes së Prizrenit” KRT Lublanë, 1989 (co-translator with Rut Zlobec)

II. Translations in other languages (Serbian, Croatian, Montenegrin):
II.a. books:
29. Havaja Tuzović: “Tuzi vir – Malesija okvir Tuzi, the source – Malësia, the aim”, (poems) Podgorica 2001, Srb-Alb.
30. Balša Brković: “Nothing is as it seems“Privatna Galerija”, Camaj-Pipa, Shkodra, Mne-Alb.
31. Katarina Ulić: “Only for you – Samo za tebe”, (poems), Podgorica, 2006, Mne-Alb.
32. David J. Bllomberg et al. Logistics, Prishtina, KUV 2009, Cro-Alb.
33. Z. Segetlija: Trade business Trgovinsko poslovanje, Prishtinë, KUV 2009, Cro-Alb
34. Ivo Andrijanić et al. Knowing the goods in business Poznavanje robe u trgovini, Prishtinë, KUV2009, Cro-Alb.
35. Ksenija Klasić, Ivo Andrjanić, Fundamentals of insurance Osnove osiguranja, Prishtina, KUV2009, Cro-Alb.
36. Nidžara Osmanagić Bednik, Operative planning Operativno planiranje, Prishtina, KUV2009, Cro-Alb.
37. Ivo Andrijanić, Businesss in foreign trade Poslovanje u vanjskoj trgovini, Prishtina, KUV2008, Cro- Alb.
38. Pere Sikavica et al. Business decision-making Poslovno odlučivanje, Prishtina, KUV2008, Cro-Alb.
39. Michael J. Rouse, Sandra Rouse: Business communication Poslovno komuniciranje, Cro-Alb, Prishtinë, KUV2008
40. Marijan Cvjetičanin, Stock trading Burzovno trgovanje, Prishtina, KUV2009, Cro-Alb.
41. Brian Tracy, Sale psychology Psihologija prodaje, Prishtina, KUV 2011, Cro-Alb.
42. Sasha Petar, Ivana Vrhovski, The human side of people management, Ljudska strana upravljanja ljudima, Prishtina, KUV 2010, Cro-Alb.
43. Paul R. Krugman, Maurice Obstfeld, International economics I, Prishtina, KUV 2010, Cro-Alb.
44. Paul R. Krugman, Maurice Obstfeld, Internatinal economics II, Prishtina, KUV 2010, Cro-Alb.
45. Mark Lucgjonaj, “The noise of thoughts – Zhurma e mendimeve” (poems), OKF Cetinje, 2014, Alb-Mne.
46. Ridvan Dibra, “Season of the wolf – Stina e ujkut” (novel), OKF Cetinje, 2014, Alb-Mne.
47. Zdravko Vučinić: Why is the faith of Jesus Christ the only meaning of life / Zašto je vjera u Isusa Hrista jedini smisao života/ Pse besimi në Jezu Krishtin është kuptimi i vetëm i jetës?, religija.me 2015
48. Penta Gram: Confession of a fallen angel / Ispovest palog andjela / Rrëfimi i ëngëllit të rënë, religija.me, 2015
49. Ali Daci: Bloody trails / Krvave staze / Shtigjet e përgjakura, documents, Alb-Mne, Art-poeteka, 2015
50. Ndue Ballabani: “Mother Theresa versus her own nation – Mati Tereza napram svog naroda”, Zagreb, 2015, Alb-Cro.
51. Ancient Shas – a monument of culture, Drevni Šas – spomenik kulture, Scientific symposium, Albanian-Montenegrin, Art Club, Ulcinj, 2015
52. Riza Rexha, Ulcinj during the time of the Albanian league of partisans 1878-1881 – Ulcinj za vrijeme Albanske prizrenske lige 1878-1881, Art Club, Ulcinj, 2016

III. Periodicals, i.e. overviews (only Slo-Alb, and Alb-Slo):
III.a. from Slovenian:
53. Evdard Kocbek, Poems Pesmi, Rp./Lirikon 21, international edition 2007/2008
54. Igor Torkar, Selected prose Izbrana proza, “Koha”, Titograd, 1985
55. Dane Zajc, Selected poems, “Ars”, journal, Tirana, 2004
56. Maruša Krese, A walk by the river Sprehod ob reki, Anthology “Ata që janë ndryshe dhe që i kemi pranë” – “Those who are different and near us “, Toena, Tiranë, 2007
57. Maruša Krese, Poems Pesmi, Rp./Lirikon 21, international edition
58. Drago Jančar, Kino Volta, Anthology “Ata që janë ndryshe dhe që i kemi pranë” – “Those who are different and near us “, Toena, Tirana, 2007

III b. Sample translations
59. Milan Dekleva, The triumph of rats – Zmagoslavje podgan – excerpt , JAK, Ljubljana, 2011, Slo-Alb.
60. Suzana Tratnik, The third world – Tretji svet, – excerpt, JAK, JAK, Ljubljana 2011, Slo-Alb.
61. Katarina Marinčič, About those three – O treh, – excerpt, JAK, Ljubljana 2011, Slo-Alb.
62. Edvard Kocbek, Fear and courage – Strah in pogum, – excerpt, JAK, Ljubljana 2011, Slo-Alb.

III.b. to Slovenian
63. Millosh Gjergj Nikolla:
a. “Pesmi neizpete – The songs unsung ”, “Alternativa” nr. 1, Ljubljana
b. “Črešnje – Cherries ”, “Alternativa” nr. 2, Ljubljana
c. “ Poema bede – The poem of poverty”, “Alternativa” nr. 5, Ljubljana
d. “V cerkvi – At church”, “Alternativa” nr. 3/4, Ljubljana

64. Ismail Kadare:
e. “Trdnjava – The castle ,” (excerpt) “Alternativa” nr. 1, Ljubljana
f. “Zapisi luške kapitanije – Notes from the port captains” (story), “Razgledi”., Ljubljana nr 24-25,
g. ”Podzemni prehodi – Underground passages” (tregim), “Razgledi”, Ljubljana,
65. Qerim Ujkani, Poems – Pesmi, “Nasi Razgledi”, Ljubljana

66. Agron Tufa, Poems, Vielnica, 2011, Alb-Slo
67. Beqë Cufaj, Eternal Saturday Večna sobota, Anthology, Drugi v Bližini, Slovenska Matica, Ljubljana 2007
68. Ismail Kadare, The history of the “other” – Zgodovina “drugega” , Anthology, Drugi v Bližini, Slovenska Matica, Ljubljana 2007
69. Fatos Kongoli, A simple truth – Neka preprosta resnica, Anthology, Drugi v Bližini, Slovenska Matica, Ljubljana 2007
70. Luan Starova, An eternal border of an Albanian family in the Balkans – Večna meja neke albanske družine na Balkanu, Anthology, Drugi v Bližini, Slovenska Matica, Ljubljana 2007
71. Fran Camaj, The unmerciful road – Nemilosrdan put, novel, Art club, Ulqin, 2011, Alb-Mne.
72. Frederik Rreshpja, Poems Pesmi, Rp./Lirikon 21, international edition
73. Blerina Rogova Gaxha, The poet’s death, Vdekja e poetit, Pesnikova smrt, Vilenica 2015
74. Xhevdet Bajraj, Poems Pesmi, , Rp./Lirikon 21, international edition 2016
75. Arben Idrizi, Poems Pesmi, , Rp./Lirikon 21, international edition 2016

V. Still not published:
76. Ismail Kadare, Who killed Doruntina – Kdo je pripeljal Doruntino – novel, Alb-Slo.
77. Adem Demaçi: Quantic love – Kvantna ljubav – novel, Alb-Cro.
78. Pjetër Gjokaj, A special experience – Poseban doživljaj – novel, Alb-Mne.
79. Drago Jančar, That night I saw her – Atë natë e pash – To noč sem je videl, – novel, Slo-Alb, in press, Dituria – Tirana
80. Tine Golob, Pig’s legs – Këmbët e derrit – Svinjkse nogice, – novel, Slo-Alb, in press, Toena – Tirana
81. Zekerija Idrizi, The escape from death – Bijeg od smrti – Arratijsa nga vdekja, novel, Alb-Cro, in press