Born in 1962 is a famous Georgian poet and the author of the lyrics of the National Anthem of Georgia. In 1984 he graduated from Tbilisi State University, faculty of philology. At different times Dato Magradze was an editor-in-chief of various newspapers and magazines; worked at various NGOs and organizations fighting for human rights. In 1991 Dato Magradze founded Georgian PEN center and was its president till 2010. David Magradze became the Minister of Culture of Georgia in 1992 and held this post till 1995. David Magradze authored numerous poetry collections and his works are translated into many languages including German, English, Italian, Turkish and Russian. Currently Dato Magradze’s book “Giacomo Ponti” is part of teaching materials of the school “Don Bosco” in Borgomanero. From 2009 he is a member of Academy of American poets. Dato Magradze is participant and laureate of different book Festivals: Lugo, Genoa, Orta, Lugano, Eboli. Among many literary awards and prices in 2011 David Magradze was awarded with a title of Cultural Ambassador and Honorable Academician by Universum - Swiss international society of Culture and in the same year the Swedish academy Nobel committee acknowledged David Magradze’s nomination for the current year’s Nobel Prize in literature. Since 2013 David Magradze is a holder of Diploma de’onore Academia mondiale della poesia“ - Verona member of world academy of poetry, Italy.


  • Giacomo ponti, Saari Publishing, 2011 
  • Steps on the Water, Saari Publishing, 2011
  • Stop the Moment!, 24 Hour Publishing, 2008 
  • For You, Saari Publishing, 2008 
  • The Wind Distributes the Tickets of Leaves, Saari Publishing, 2006 
  • Salve, Saari Publishing, 2004 
  • Poets +, Literature Café Publishing, 2003
  • Nikala, Saari Publishing, 2002 
  • Royal Flaw, Saari Publishing, 2001 
  • Faded Poster, Publishing Litera, 1998 
  • Marula, Publishing house Saqartvelo, 1987


  • Italian State Prize Anasilaus 2014 for his Poetic Works 
  • Winner of the first prize of Eboli international festival 2011, Italy
  • International medal from the Academy of Culture of Verona for his publicity works promoting freedom of speech 2009
  • Europe International Medal from Pope Benedict XVI for his collection Salve
  • Georgian State Prize 2005 for collection Salve  
  • Golden Wing Award 2005 from the International Federation of Journalists for his text for the Georgian National Anthem

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