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Authors/Contributors

Georgia

Alex Berdysheff

A contemporary surrealist, Alex Berdysheff has had exhibitions in many public institutions, including the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh, Scotland; the Central House of Artists in...

Natalia Bukia-Peters

Natalia Bukia-Peters is a freelance translator, interpreter, and teacher of Georgian and Russian. She studied at Tbilisi State Institute of Foreign Languages before moving to New Zealand in...

Gvantsa Jobava

Gvantsa Jobava, born in 1986 in Tbilisi, is the current chairperson of the Georgian Publishers and Booksellers Association and the head of the publishing program for Georgia’s activities as...

Irakli Kakabadze

The poet Irakli Kakabadze was born in 1982 and is the author of four collections of poetry and one book of short stories. For several years he worked in the public sector, specifically at the...

Teona Dolenjashvili

Teona Dolenjashvili was born in 1977 and worked for several years at Georgian Television as a feature director and writer. She began publishing her writing in 2004. Her first book, the short...

Naira Gelashvili

Born in 1947, Naira Gelashvili is a Georgian writer, philologist, and civil activist. She began her career as a translator of German philosophy and poetry before publishing her first works in...

Lela Samniashvili

The poet Lela Samniashvili was born in 1977. Her poems have been translated into English, Dutch, Italian, Azerbaijani, and Russian and have been published in anthologies in the United Kingdom and...

Gela Charkviani

Gela Charkviani is a Georgian diplomat, educator, writer, and television personality, and the son of the late Candide Charkviani, the First Secretary of the Communist Party of Georgia from...

Beka Kurkhuli

Beka Kurkhuli was born in 1974 in Tbilisi and published his first novellas in the newspaper Mamuli in 1991. His stories have appeared regularly in literary magazines. He worked as a war...

Dimitri Tavadze

Dimitri Tavadze (1911-1990) was a Georgian artist and scenographer. He illustrated over 150 plays in twenty different theaters, including the 1954 production of John Fletcher and Philip...

Tamta Melashvili

Tamta Melashvili was born in Ambrolauri (in the northern part of central Georgia) in 1979. After completing her secondary education she moved to the capital, Tbilisi, where she studied...

Shota Iatashvili

Shota Iatashvili was born in 1966. He writes poetry and prose, and is a translator and art critic. From 1993 to 1997 he worked as an editor in the Republic Center of Letters for the literary...

Irakli Iosebashvili

Irakli Iosebashvili was born in Tbilisi, Georgia, grew up in New York City and now lives in Moscow, Russia, where he is an editor at The Moscow Times.

Terenti Graneli

Terenti Graneli (1897–1934) started writing in his school years and published his first book of poetry in 1919. Soon after, he suffered a serious mental illness and spent most of four...

Galaktion Tabidze

Galaktion Tabidze (1891 or 1892–1959) was granted the prestigious title of íPeople's Poet of Georgia in 1933, and he is affectionately known by Georgians by the nickname...
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