1924 -2008. Born in the village Khidistavi in Georgia’s southwest province of Guria Ana Kalandadze was one of the most popular Georgian poets of the 20th century. In 1946 she graduated from the Caucasian Languages Department of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi University. Since 1952 she worked in Arnold Chikobava Institute of Linguistics. For many years Ana Kalandadze was the member of the Georgian Language Permanent Commission, was on the boards of the Georgian Writers’ Union and the Academic Council of the Institute of Linguistics. Her first poems were published in 1946 in 'Literatura da Khelovneba' and 'Mnatobi' periodicals. Her poems have been translated into Russian, English, French, Polish and other languages. She was also a prolific translator of Russian and European poetry. Ana Kalandadze is buried in the Mtatsminda Pantheon of Celebrated Authors and Public Figures.


  • 100 Poems, Intelekti Publishing, 2009
  • The Country Expands With Love, Intelekti Publishing, 2008
  • Rare Avtographs, Literaturuli Mateane, 2004
  • Poems, Mtsignobarta Asociacia, 2002
  • Poems, Nakaduli Publishing, 2002
  • Poems (two volumes), Sakartvelo Publishing, 1995 
  • Poems, Merani Publishing, 1982
  • Poems, Sov.Georgia, Tbilisi, 1981
  • Collection of Poems, Nakaduli Publishing, 1973
  • I am little branch, Nakaduli Publishing, 1973
  • Poems, Merani Publishing, 1973
  • Poems, Literature and Art, 1967
  • Poems, Sov. Georgia, 1967
  • Poems, Sov. Georgia, 1957


  • Honorary award SABA 2006 for the Contribution to the Georgian Literature
  • Shota Rustaveli State Prize 1985
  • GalaktionTabidze award 1985

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