Dato Kardava

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Dato Kardava (the pseudonym of Jimsher Rekhviashvili) was born in 1968. He graduated in 1992 from Tbilisi State University’s physics faculty. For over twenty years he has been a working journalist and at the same time writing prose works. His first stories were published in the magazine Arili in the 1990s. Since 2002 he has been a reporter and blogger at the Tbilisi office of Radio Liberty. His first prose collection Noah’s Doves was published in 2005, and in 2011, his extended essay A Toilet Reader. Both books were nominated for the SABA literary prize. He has won several other prizes for journalism and literature. In 2011 a story of his was included in the anthology 21st Century Georgian Short Stories. In 2013 he published a collection of essays about the River Mtkvari, The Mtkvari and its Two Banks.

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