Born 29 July 1932 in Kutaisi. After graduating from the Georgian Philology Department of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University in 1956, Vakhtang Javakhadze started work as an editor in the publishing house Sakhelgami. Since 1980 he has been the Chief Editor of the publishing house Sakartvelo. He began writing poetry while still at school. He has published the following books: Beloved Winds (1959), Rain-Washed Street (1962), A Thousand Suns (1968), The Seventh (1974), The Heron Triangle (1978), Comparison (1980), And So On (1983), My Regards to the Sea (1988), I’ll Tell You (1989), 2002 Lines (2002), Vakhtanguri (2012) and The Unknown (1988, 2002, 2007, 2013). Javakhadze’s poems have been published in several anthologies and magazines among them: Anthology of Georgian Poetry through the ages (Ich aber will dem Kaukasos zu... Pop Verlag, 2015, Germany). 


  • The Unknown, Intelekti Publishing, 2013 (4th edition)
  • From Poem to Poem, Intelekti Publishing, 2010 (4th edition)
  • 100 Poems, Intelekti Publishing, 2008


  • Literary award SABA 2017 in category the best poetry collection of the year for Necklace
  • Honorary award SABA 2011 for the contribution to the Georgian Literature
  • Literary prize GALA 2008 in the category The Best Unknown Table Book of the Year 
  • Laureate of Shota Rustaveli and Galaktion Tabidze prizes

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