Zaza Tvaradze

Poet, Fiction Writer

Zaza Tvaradze was born on May 18, 1957 in Tbilisi. In 1979 he graduated from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, the faculty of philosophy-psychology. He was an editor-in-chief of the journal “Balaveri” and an editor of prose department of the journal “Arili” (Aryl). In addition, he was a member of writers’ union “Aryl” and “Pen-Centre”. He published two poetic and two prosaic collections. His novel “Words” first appeared in the journal “Tsiskari” (Matins) in 1994.

Books:
  • Vagabond. Short stories (1999)
  • Dances in Cold. Verses (2003)
  • Tyrannosaurus Rex. Verses (2005)
  • Words. A novel (2006)
  • Adventure. Short stories and a novel (2008)
  • Montebulsu or Ell’s Wonderful Voyage”. Fairy tale (2009)
  • Cheerful Ghosts. 11 sagas with echoes and finale (2011)
Awards:
  • Literary Award “Gala” in the nomination: “The Best Book of the Year for Children” for the children’s fairy tale “Montebulsu or Ell’s Wonderful Voyage” (After his death) (2009)