Born in 1969, Lela Kodalashvili is a contemporary Georgian writer, playwright and literary critic. She holds Master’s degree in journalism and philosophy from Tbilisi State University and is currently a style editor of the Georgian literary journal Akhali Saunje. Her publications have appeared in number of Georgian literary journals and newspapers. Her play Wives Plan to Betray was staged in Rustaveli National Theatre in Tbilisi. She is the participant of the project by Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia - Live Books and also The Authors’ Reading Month literary festival in Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Ukraine. In 2017 she is invited to read a report about the Georgian post-soviet literature at the conference by National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilizations in Paris, France. Her short stories, plays and poems have been translated into Russian, English, French, Czech, Polish, Slovakian, and Ukrainian languages.


  • Wives Plan to Betray, Saunje, Tbilisi, 2013
  • I Say: No, Agora Publishing, 2011 


  • Winner of the Open Society Georgia Foundation play competition, The New Wave
  • Winner of 2012 Tsero competition in a literary criticism

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