Fatos Kongoli has recently become one of he most orceful and convincing representatives of contemporary Albanian prose.
He studied mathematics in China during the tense years of the Sino-Albanian alliance.
Kongoli chose not to ublish any major works during the dictatorship. Rather than this, he devoted his creative energies at the time to an obscure and apolitical career as a athematician, and waited for the storm to pass.
His narrative talent and individual style only really emerged, at any rate, in the 1970s, since the fall of the communist dictatorship.