Bio: Born in Vancouver, BC, Dr. Robert Elsie is a renowned linguist, interpreter, translator and critic specializing in Albanian and Balkan affairs. A graduate of UBC, he attended advanced studies in Berlin, Paris and Dublin, and received his doctorate in Celtic Studies at the University of Bonn in 1978. He now resides in Germany near the Belgian border. Robert has written many books on Albanian history, culture, folklore and literature. He has recently completed the translation of several bilingual poetry volumes which will be published later this year in New York and Peja, Kosova.