“As a rule, the first book is only an introduction of a new name and if one remembers the author, it’s already an achievement. However, it happens that the very first collection ushers in a true writer, so when one of his stories, The Sky, was published in our magazine Arili, I immediately sensed we were dealing with the instance when a young author was to prove he was the one who was here to stay.” (Shadiman Shamanadze,writer, playwright)
“He is original, with a good sense of humour”, the jury said when giving Iva Pezuashvili the First Prize in the student competition. Since then I have been following his prose, becoming convinced that every new piece of writing was like a step leading upwards, towards the sky and soon his story THE SKYwas published. He involved me in the narration, made me believe it, made me laugh, surprised me and then grabbed my heart, blocked my breathing... I looked up at the sky, thinking he was great to write like this.” (Theona Dolenjashvili,writer)
The book was shortlisted in literary prize SABA for the best debut of the year 2015.