Born in 1974 in Batumi, prof. dr. Khatuna Tavdgiridze is a writer, folklorist, myth researcher. The fields of her interests and research are: archaic culture, comparative mythology, political mythology, the Middle Ages, the history of religion etc. She began teaching and scholarly research work in 2000. In 2000-2006 she taught at Shota Rustaveli State University. In 2006-2010 she was the associate professor of the Shota Rustaveli State University and the leader of module of study of folklore. At the moment she is a professor at Georgian American University (GAU) and at Grigol Robakidze University, where she leads the courses: “Comparative Mythology” and “Folklore.” Dr. Tavdgiridze is a member of the International Association of Harvard University ,,International Association for Comparative Mythology“(IACM), And “International Society for Folk Narrative Research”(ISFNR). 
She is the author of up to thirty scholarly articles and several monographies. Her novels belong to magic realistic genre. Dr. Tavdgiridze’s primary research interests are in mythology, religion and philosophy. Her short story Don Manuel and a Golden Fish is one of the fifteen best short stories of 2008 (published by Bakur Sulakauri) and was awarded the third prize. Her short stories have been several times shortlisted for Literature Award ‘Tsero’. In 2014 she was invited to Frankfurt by the literary salon Euterpes in the club 'Factory of the Novell'. The presentation of extracts of German translation of her novel HOMO TOTUS took place there. 


  • Fish with Two Shadows, Pegasi, 2015
  • Mythic Simulations disappeared and those who dissapeared them, IN ILLO TEMPORE. Diogene Publishing, 2011 
  • HOMO TOTUS, Sulakauri Publishing, 2008

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