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Ana Kordzaia-Samadashvili, *1968, born and lives in Tbilisi. She is a writer, translator, literary journalist and the author of numerous award winning short stories. Anna is also known for her translations from German into Georgian, including Ingeborg Bachmann’s „Malina“ and „Three Comerades“ by Erich Maria Remarque. Currently she teaches Literature at Ilia State University in Tbilisi. She has won many Georgian literary prizes including Saba prize, Ilia state university prize and Goethe Institute Award. http://book.gov.ge/en/author/kordzaia-samadashvili-ana/12

Dato-Turashvili_L1006686Dato Turashvili, *1966 in Tbilisi.  After graduating from school he studied literature, film and art history at Tbilisi, London and Madrid Universities and film dramaturgy at the Erlom Akhvlediany Screenplay Workshop in Georgia. Apart from screenplays, the award winning author has written novels, short stories and plays and to date has published 14 books. His short stories have been translated into seven languages (Croatian, English, Russian, Spanish, Korean, German and Basque) and have been published internationally in litrerary magazines. http://bookplatform.org/en/activities/902-dato-turashvili.html

Giorgi Tabliashvili_DSC6103Giorgi Tabliashvili, *1978, Tbilisi, is an artist and painter. Following his studies at the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts in 2002 he participated in numerous international festivals, art residencies and group exhibitions in Georgia and abroad and was also invited to present his work in solo exhibitions at home as well as internationally. His paintings can be found in collections around the world and he is the founder of the international art festival „Paint for Georgia“, which is held annually in Georgia’s old capital of Mtskheta. https://www.facebook.com/giorgitta/