Born in 1968 lives in Tbilisi and works as a writer, translator and cultural journalist. She also teaches literature and creative writing at Ilia State University in Tbilisi. Her expressive and emotional tales and short stories about men and women, love and hate, sex and disappointment are somewhat outré and sarcastic, but it is this that gives them their appeal. Ana Kordzaia has won various Georgian literary prizes. The author is also known for her successful translations from German into Georgian, including “The Thief Lord” by Cornelia Funke and “Die Liebhaberinnen” (Women as Lovers) by Elfride Jelinek for which She was awarded a prize for the best translation by the Goethe Institut Tbilisi. Ana Kordzaia-Samadashvili’s works are translated into German, English and Sweden languages.

  • 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, 2005
  • Berikaoba, Bakur Sulakauri Publishing, 2003


  • IliaUni Literary prize 2013 in category the best novel for Who Killed Chaika?
  • Literary Award SABA 2003 in category the best debut for Berikaoba 
  • Goethe Institute Prize 1999 in category the best translation for Die Liebhaberinnen (Women as Lovers) by Elfride Jelinek

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