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Vakhtang Javakhadze
Vakhtang Javakhadze

Born 29 July 1932 in Kutaisi.

 

After graduating from the Georgian Philology Department of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University in 1956, Vakhtang Javakhadze started to work as an editor in the publishing house Sakhelgami. Since 1980 he is the Chief Editor of the publishing house Sakartvelo.

 

He began writing poetry while still at school. He has published the following books: Beloved Winds (1959), Rain-Washed Street (1962), A Thousand Suns (1968), The Seventh (1974), The Heron Triangle (1978), Comparison (1980), And So On (1983), My Regards to the Sea (1988), I’ll Tell You (1989), 2002 Lines (2002), Vakhtanguri (2012) and The Unknown (1988, 2002, 2007, 2013).

 

Vakhtang Javakhadze has received various awards for his literary work: Shota Rustaveli and Galaktion Tabidze Prizes, 2008 Gala for the Best Book of the Year (The Unknown) and Saba Prize for his contribution to Georgian literature (2011). He was bestowed with the literary SABA and LITERA Awards for his last book Elegy in the category The Year’s Best Poetry Collection in 2017.

 

 

Intelekti published his 100 Poems (2008), From Poem to Poem (2010), the last, 4th edition of The Unknown (2013) and Elegy.

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