Kote Jandieri

Fiction Writer, Script Writer

Kote (Konstantine) Jandieri was born on May 23, 1958 in Tbilisi. In 1980 he graduated from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, the faculty of geography-geology. In 1978-1980 he worked as a secondary school teacher. In 1979-1990 he was a junior scientific member of staff at the Botanic Institute of the Georgian Academy of Sciences. In 1989-1994 he was an editor of the film-studio “Shemoqmedi” (Creator), a member of artistic board of film-centre “Kartuli Filmi” (Georgian Film) and a teacher at the faculty of humanities, TSU. He is a member of Writers’ Club “XX Saukune” (21st Century). Kote Jandieri’s story “Cartridge of Different Caliber” is included in the Anthology of Georgian Prose published in Germany.

Bibliography:
  • From the Life of Bad Boys, collection of stories (1995)
  • Georgian National Ballet (1996)
  • Cinderella’s Night, collection of stories (2010)
Scripts:
Film
  • 3-1 (1983)
  • Ball in Sold House (1985)
  • Makhare (1986)
  • Telephone of Kindness (1986)
  • Facts from Director’s Life (1988)
  • Play for Four Hands (1989)
  • Highway (1991)
  • Crossroad (1991)
  • Orpheus’ Death (1996)
  • Phantoms of Past (1996)
  • Love in Vineyard (2000)
  • These Disposable Things (2007)
Television
  • Hot Dog, (soap opera) coauthor of the script, together with Nugzar Shataidze – TV company “Imedi” (2008-2009)
Radio-Plays
  • Cards Left on the Table
  • Invitation to Cinema
Awards:
  • Prize of Writers’ Union for the best prosaic work (1992)
  • Literary Award “Saba” for the Collection of Stories “Cinderella’s Night” (2010)