Ana Kordzaia-Samadashvili

Ana Kordzaia-Samadashvili (Georgian: ანა კორძაია-სამადაშვილი) (born February 26, 1968) is a Georgian writer and literary journalist who authored some of the best-selling prose of post-Soviet Georgian literature.[1]

Ana Kordzaia-Samadashvili
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BornFebruary 26, 1968
Tbilisi, Georgia
OccupationNovelist, short story writer, journalist, translator
Literary movementPostmodernism


Ana Kordzaia-Samadashvili was born in 1968 and lives in Tbilisi. She is a writer, translator and literary journalist.[2][3] She has won many Georgian literary prizes including the Saba Prize,[4] the IliaUni Literary Prize[5] and the Goethe Institute Award.

Some of her works have been translated into English (Me, Margarita: Stories – Dalkey Archive Press ISBN 156478875X),[6] German (Ich, Margarita – Verlag Hans Schiler ISBN 389930408X[7]) and Swedish.

Selected worksEdit

  • Who Killed Chaika?, Bakur Sulakauri Publishing, 2013
  • Marieta’s Way, Palitra L Publishing, 2012
  • Children of Nightfall, Bakur Sulaakuri Publishing, 2011
  • Me, Margarita, Bakur Sulaakuri Publishing,[8] 2005, 2015 ISBN 978-1564788757
  • Berikaoba, Bakur Sulakauri Publishing, 2003

Literary prizes and awardsEdit

  • IliaUni Literary prize 2013 in the category "Best Novel" for Who Killed Chaika?
  • Literary Award SABA 2003 in the category "Best Debut" for Berikaoba
  • Goethe Institute Prize 1999 in the category "Best Translation" for her translation of Die Liebhaberinnen by Elfriede Jelinek