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Teona Dolenjashvili
Teona Dolenjashvili
Born in 1977 graduated from Journalism and Filmmaking Department of the Tbilisi State University. For several years she worked at Georgian Television as a feature broadcasting director and author. Her first book, the short story collection JANUARY RIVER, was published in 2005 and the following year was awarded the literature prize SABA for the Best Debut of the Year. She has participated in various literature projects including Goethe Institute, joint literary events with German, Italian, Lithuanian, Ukrainian and Azeri colleagues. In 2009 Teona Dolenjashvili was again awarded highly praised Literary Award SABA while in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014 her different stories were included in the 15 Best Short Stories collections.
 
 
In 2010 author’s acclaimed work FIDAI, describing the last two hours of a Shahida’s life was nominated for the PRIX EUROPE in category the best Radio Drama/Fiction in Berlin. Her short stories are translated into German, English, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Ukrainian, Lithuanian, Slovak and Azeri languages and have been published in various literature collections of the above mentioned countries.
 
 
Published books: JANUARY RIVER (2005), MEMPIS (2008), ANIMAL PLANET (2011), ESCAPE (2013), THE REAL BEINGS (2014), PERSONAL CHRIST (2017), SUBSTITUTION (2020) 
 
 
AWARDS: Literary Award SABA 2009 in category the best novel for MEMPHIS; Literary Award SABA 2006 in category the best debut for JANUARY RIVER; Winner of Georgian National Movie Center Competition 2005 for the best screenplay FIDAI; Prize 2004 for the best short story Fidai; Prize 2010 for the best short story REAL BEINGS; International Festival of Radio play. Berlin. Prix Europe 2010; Radio play AMINAT FROM THREE TO FIVE. Finalist.
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