Ana Kordzaia-Samadashvili

Fiction Writer and Translator

Ana Kordzaia-Samadashvili was born in 1968. She is a translator and journalist. In addition, she teaches literature and mastery of writing at Ilia Chavchavadze Tbilisi State University. Her novels and short stories depict men and women, love and hatred, sex and frustration accompanied by slight irony. Ana Kordzaia is a winner of a number of literary prizes. Among them is a literary award “Saba” in the nomination “The Best Debut of the Year” for the book “Berikaoba”. She has translated Cornelia Funke’s and Elfriede Jelinek’s works. It is worth mentioning that she was awarded Goethe Institute Prize for the translation of Elfriede jelinek’s novel “Women as Lovers”.

Bibliography:
  • Berikaoba (2004)
  • Me, Margarita: Short Stories (2005)
  • Lord of Thieves (2010)
  • Shushanik’s Children: a Script of One Novel (2011)
  • Who Killed Chaika: a Novel (2013)
Translations:
  • Me, Margarita: Short Stories, in German language, translator: Sybille Heinze, publishing house Hans Schiller (2013)
Awards:
  • Literary Award “Saba” in the nomination “The Best Debut of the Year” for the book “Berikaoba” (2005)
  • Goethe Institute Prize for the Best Translation (2013)