Shota Iatashvili

Born in 1966, Shota Iatashvili is a famous poet, fiction writer, translator and art critic. He made his debut as a poet in 1993 with The Wings of Death, and since then has published a significant number of poetry collections, four works of prose and a book of literary criticism, which won a SABA literary prize for Best Criticism of the Year. Iatashvili has also translated and introduced to Georgian readers Styles of Radical Will by Susan Sontag and an anthology of American poets. From 1993-97, he worked as an editor at the Republic Centre of Literary Critics (on the literary newspapers Rubikoni and Mesame Gza). He was an editor-in-chief of the newspaper Alternative issued by the Center for Cultural Relations - Caucasian House and later became the editor of the publishing house Caucasian House. Currently, he is an editor-in-chief of the journal Akhali Saunje and leads the rubric ‘Library’ at Radio Liberty. Iatashvili has won several poetry awards and is the participant of numerous international literary festivals. His poems have been published in several countries, among them the UK, Ukraine, Germany, Russia, Azerbaijan and the Netherlands.

Anthologies featuring Shota Iatashvili

The Book of Tbilisi

The Book of Tbilisi brings together ten short stories written about and from the Georgian capital, showcasing the work of some of the country’s most exciting and decorated contemporary writers.