Born in 1974 in Georgia, studied journalism at Tbilisi State University and later at University of Bonn, Germany. During her studies in Tbilisi she worked in the cultural department of the National Georgian Television, where she produced TV programs about contemporary Georgian writers. 1995 she became one of the youngest members of the Georgian Writers' Union. 1999 she moved to Germany, where 2005 she defended PhD thesis on German and Georgian political postwar poetry. In 2007 she was admitted to the European Writers' Association 'The Kogge'. In 2012 her book A Bridge of colourful leaves was published in German translation by Pop Publishing House Ludwigsburg/Germany (Kaukasische Bibliothek, Volume 3). Her poems have been also translated into Russian, English and French. Irma Shiolashvili lives in Bonn and works as a journalist and lecturer.


  • Monday, Saunje Publishing, 2013
  • A Bridge of colourful Leaves, Saari Publishing, 2009
  • Trace of Tears, Merani Publishing, 2002 
  • The Blue Bow, Mecniereba Publishing, 1996
  • Non-existing Word, Merani Publishing, 1992

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