Born in 1958 in Tbilisi is a Georgian script and short story writer. In 1980 Jandieri graduated from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Department of Geography and Geology. Soon after graduation a promising young author published his first short stories and started his career as a screenwriter. Since then Kote Jandieri has authored numerous scripts for documentary and fiction movies that gained popularity through Georgian and international audiences, including Orpheus Death (1996) Love in Vineyard (2000) The Cradle of Wine (2011) and TV series Hot Dog; which he co-authored with Nugzar Shataidze. The Series aired on TV IMEDI in 2008-2009 has become one of the most acclaimed projects in Georgian TV history. Jandieri also has authored two short story collections. His prose works have won a number of literary prizes in Georgia. He has also been awarded various scholarships, including one from the Open Society Georgia Foundation and the Euro-Asia Foundation. His story Family Chronicle was included in the book ‘The Best 10 Georgian Short Stories', while another story Globalization won the Bakur Sulakauri Publishing Prize for the Best Short Story of the Year. In 2010 his novella Cartridge from Different Caliber was included in the Anthology of Georgian Prose published in Germany. Jandieri’s short stories have been published in many countries among them: Globalization (collection of short stories by Kote Jandieri) - ADK Publishing 2015, Azerbaijan; Georgian Fiction: Literatura Georgiana - Instituto Tlaxcalteca de la Cultura 2015, Mexica; Georgian short stories: Georgien berättar: Goris fästning - Tranan 2013, Sweden; Contemporary Georgian Fiction - Dalkey Archive Press 2012, USA; Georgian short stories from 20th century: Georgische Erzählungen des 20. Jahrhunderts - Suhrkamp 2000, Germany.  


  • Globalization, Palitra L Publishing, 2010
  • Cinderella’s Night, Diogene Publishers, 2009
  • Georgian National Ballet, (Editor), Published in Istanbul, 1996 
  • From the Life of Bad Guys, Merani Publishing, 1995



  • Literary award SABA 2010 in category the best short story collection for Cinderella’s Night 
  • The Writers’ Union prize in category the best prosaic work of 1992

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