Ligotti sounds Italian to me. He's from Detroit, but these Albanians have taken down his site with a message denigrating Serbs. Ctlr-f-ing "serb" on Ligotti's Wiki turns up nothing. Not sure what's going on, but there's a pretty cool rap song in Albanian on the hacked page.
Anyone know anything about this? @doctorow, you're a fan of this guy, right?
EDIT: some more searching shows Ligotti is a fan of at least one Serbian author, but that seems pretty thin grounds to hack him
Weirdfictionreview.com: Can you give us a list of five or so overlooked or underappreciated weird writers, from any era, that readers should really take the time to discover?
Thomas Ligotti: Garden, Ashes by Danilo Kiŝ (Kiŝ called Bruno Schulz his “god,” so if you like the latter author, you should investigate this unconventional novel by a major Serbian writer.)