TAVELIDZE IRMA

Born in 1973 in the city of Gori is a contemporary Georgian writer and translator. Since completing her degree in philology she has lived in Tbilisi working as a translator. She has translated literary works of French, English and American authors including works of J. M. Coetzee and Michel Houellebecq. Since 1999 she has been a creative writer publishing short stories in various Georgian newspapers and magazines. In 2007 her first volume of stories Autobiography in French was published and following year the author won the TSERO (Crane) literary competition, in which the prize is awarded by readers. Irma Tavelidze’s story Gori Fortress appeared in Swedish translation in the the Anthology of Georgian Short Stories Goris Fästning, published by Swedish edition house Tranan.  


BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • The Invention of the East, Diogene Publishing, 2013 
  • Autobiography in French, Siesta Publishing House, 2007


LITERARY PRIZES AND AWARDS

  • Literary Prize TSERO (Crane) 2008 for the best short story The Order of Time Consent


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