Lia Sturua


Lia Sturua was born on May 15, 1939 in Tbilisi. She graduated from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, the faculty of philology. Later, she continued her postgraduate studies. In 1974, she defended her dissertation on the topic – “Artistic Function of Colour in G. Tabidze’s Poetry”. She delivered lectures at the University. Simultaneously, she worked as a senior scientific staff at Shota Rustaveli Institute of Georgian Literature. From 1999 she is a literature consultant at G. Tabidze museum.

Lia Sturua’s poetry is translated into German, French, English and Finnish languages.

  • Trees in a City (1962)
  • Verses and Poems (1986)
  • Sonnets (1987)
  • Contemplations in the End of the Sun (1989)
  • Happy Quietness (1996)
  • One Hundred Sonnets and Others (1999)
  • Stone Dropped in Milk (2002)
  • 100 Verses (2008)
  • Day of Obscurity (2012)
Prosaic Collections
  • Happy Quietness
  • A Stone Dropped in Milk (novel of senses)
  • Georgian State Award
  • Galaktion Tabidze Award
  • Shota Rustaveli State Prize
  • Literary Award “Saba”, in the nomination the Best Poetic Collection of the Year, for “Day of Obscurity” (2013)