Born in 1990 belongs to a wave of young Georgian authors who are bringing new life to the established literary scene. Mariam Bekauri  graduated from Tbilisi State University with a specialization in psychology. She has actively appeared in the literary arena in 2009 when her short story Sisters  was published. Following this, she was published in various literary publications. At the competition Autumn Legend 2009  her short story  The Laundry Blues was esteemed by the Tbilisi City Hall committee,  since then she has received several Georgian well known literary prizes. In 2012, the short story  Sisters  was included into the anthology  of ‘Contemporary Georgian Fiction’ published in the U.S. by Dalkey Archive Press. In 2009, 2010. 2012 Mari’s short stories appeared in famous Modern Prose Anthology '15 Best Short Stories' published annually by Bakur Sulakauri Publishing in Tbilisi.  Her debut short story collection Electrogeneration was published in 2012 followed by three novels which instantly gained the interest of the Georgian audience. 


  • South District, Bakur Sulakauri Publishing, 2015 
  • The Other Side, Bakur Sulakauri Publishing, 2013
  • Electrogeneration, Bakur Sulakauri Publishing, 2012 
  • Grandma, Ray and America, Bakur Sulakauri Publishing, 2012


  • Winner of literary competition Fresh Grass 2011 for the short story As the Squares of Hopscotch 
  • Literary award TSERO (CRANE) 2010 for the best short story Childhood as it is in Reality 
  • Jury’s Favourite at Literary competition Autumn Legend 2010 for the short story The Walls 
  • Tbilisi City Hall Committee's Favourite at Literary competition Autumn Legend 2009 for the short story The Laundry Blues

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