Born in 1977 in Sukhumi, is a prize-winning writer and poet. In 1998 she graduated from the faculty of Journalism at Tbilisi State University. Since 1998 Tea Topuria has been working as a journalist in the field of Human Rights and Environmental Protection. Currently she works as a journalist for radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Tbilisi bureau. Tea has written a collection of prose and poetry The Mint Threshing Floor (2007), a poetry collection Ecocide (2011) and a number of highly acclaimed books of short stories for children, including The Holidays of Paradea (2011), Tales too Good to Sleep Through (2011) and One Long Day on Another Planet (2014), a collection of stories Two Rooms in Cairo (2016). Nowadays Tea Topuria is regarded as one of the most talented and notable authors in Georgia, contributing to children’s literature. She has been short-listed and has won many prestigious literary competitions. In 2014 and 2015 Topuria was nominated from Georgia for Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.


  • One Long Day on Another Planet, Bakur Sulakauri Publishing, 2014
  • Tales too Good to Sleep through, Diogene Publishing House, 2011
  • Ecocide, Diogene Publishing House, 2011
  • The Holidays of Paradea, Diogene Publishing House, 2011
  • The Mint Threshing Floor, Diogene Publishing House, 2007 


  • Literary Competition TSERO 2014, jury prize.
  • Literary prize GALA 2012 in category the best children’s book for Tales too Good to Sleep through
  • Literary prize (III Place) Golden Feather 2008 in children’s literature for VarazVache

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