Born 1957 in Tbilisi, in 1979 she graduated from Tbilisi State University (philology faculty). Tamri Pkhakadze has a PhD in philology. From 1980 to 2006 she worked in the Old Georgian Literature department a the Institute of Georgian Literature; since 2011 she has been working for the publishing house Triasi as editor in chief. Since 2015 she has become a scriptwriter for the children’s workshop Basti-Bubu. She has published three novels, three collections of prose, plays and up to fifteen children’s books. Several children’s songs have been composed to her verses. At the same time, she is working on her fourth novel. Several children’s books by her are soon to be published. Quite a few of her works have been staged in various theatres, among them Kitchen Gardening in a War Zone, which has been performed in four different cities. A film based on this work is planned. The author has read her own works on the Georgian radio programme The Golden Fund and she has several times given readings to military units. At various meetings between the author and her readers and at her public readings there has been a big emotional response.


  • Hymn of Alphabet, Palitra L Publishing, 2012
  • Three Tales for New Year, Publishing House Triasi,
  • Digits in Motion, Palitra L Publishing, 2012
  • A Merry Train, Palitra L Publishing, 2012
  • The Adventure of Globus and Luka, Pegasi Publishing, 2011
  • Gio in Africa, Palitra L Publishing, 2011
  • Three Under the Sun, Palitra L Publishing, 2011
  • Kitchen Gardening in a War Zone, Shemecneba Publishing, 2010
  • Khachapuri, Palitra L Publishing, 2010
  • CV, Shemecneba Publishing, 2009
  • Three of Us and the Angel, Bakur Sulakauri Publishing, 2007
  • Flying, Publishing House Abuli, 2007
  • Passions, Palitra L Publishing, 2006
  • Two of me, Diogene Publishing House, 2005
  • Until We are Summoned, Diogene Publishing House, 2003


  • Nominated for Astrid Lindgren International Award 2015 for work dedicated to children
  • Literary Palitra Prize 2005 for the story Kitchen Gardening in a War Zone
  • Literary Award SABA 2004 in the category The best Debut for the collection Until We are Summoned
  • Winner of Kvali association competition in 2003 for the story A Two-Faced Day

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