Doreida Gedaj Kafexhiu, born in 1974, studied German and taught German Literature for two years at the University of Elbasan. After further education at the University of Salzburg and a further year at the University of Elbasan, she began to work as an interpreter and translator for the German Embassy in Tirana. Doreida Gedaj Kafexhiu translated short prose for an anthology of German-speaking authors (including Ernst Jünger, Hermann Hesse, Franz Werfel) as well as various poems (including Goethe, Hesse, Heine, Kästner, Mayröcker). In 2011 her translation of the collection of works, Die Zauberschule und andere Geschichten by Michael Ende was published in Tirana. She also translated two books by Cornelia Funke to Albanian.