The shortlist of Litera Award, a joint award by Writers' House and Ministry of Culture and Sport of Georgia, is revealed. Confidential jury named the finalists in 5 nominations.
The finalists of 2017 Litera Award are:
Tamar Tandashvili, “Storm of an orange dandelion”, Siesta Publishing
Zura Abashidze, “How to kill Billie Elliot”, Book in Batumi Publishing
Giorgi Shonia Hans Promwell's "fabrication". Intelekti Publishing;
Beka Akhalaia “for these leaves that paid their debt”, Intelekti Publishing
Tamar Subeliani “The fish eat the river”, Books in Batumi Publishing
Best poetry collection
Nugzar Zazanashvili “Mechanic grand piano”, Diogene Publishing
Eka Kevanishvili, “Evacuation plan”, Books in Batumi Publishing
Lia Liqokeli, “the rule of being a girl”, Karchkhadze Publishing
Temur Chkhetiani, “the height of grass”, Artanuji Publishing
Vakhtang Javakhadze, “Elegy etc.”, Intelekti Publishing
Lia Sturua “Wolf’s clock”, Intelekti Publishing
Tariel Chanturia, “Black box of love”, Intelekti Publishing
Best prose collection / novel
Aleko Shugladze, “Hiding”, DIogene Publishing
Otar Jirkvalishvili,”Lazarus”, Palitra L Publishing
Archil Kikodze, “The Southern Elephant”, Bakur Sulakauri Publishing
Guram Gegeshidze, “Natliskroba” Intelekti Publishing
Rezo Tabukashvili “13 days” Intelekti Publishing
Tea Topuria, “Two rooms in Kairo”, Intelekti Publishing
Irakli Samsonadze, “Kelekhi in the wind”, Intelekti Publishing
Toresa Mosi “Being”, Intelekti Publishing
Best documentary prose
Rostom Chkheidze, “Portrait of Odysseus’s youth”, Chveni Mtserloba Publishing
Givi Alkhazishvili “Dead by crime”, Kalmosani Publishing
Zaza Bibilashvili, “Poetry, other literature, other”, Saunje Publishing
Zaal Samadashvili “Followed by the writing of pen” Intelekti Publishing
Gia Bughadze, “200 stories about painting”, Artanuji Publishing
Gaga Nakhutsrishvili, “122 Barnov St.”, Intelekti Publishing
Dato Kardava, “Predators in urban environment”, Intelekti Publishing
Bela Chekurishvili, “Stories along Rhine”, Intelekti Publishing
Diana Anphimiadi, “Prediction by muraba” Books in Batumi Publishing
Best book cover design
Daniel Keyes, "Flowers for Algernon", design: Natalia Avaliani
D. B. C. Pierre “Vernon Gdo LIttle”, design by Giorgi Maghradze
Khaled Hosseini “The Kite Runner”, design by Teona Chanishvili
Fank Herbert, “Dune”, design by Natalia avaliani and Natia Zarandia
The Ministry of Culture established the new literary award Litera together with Writers’ House in 2015.
The goal of this award is encouragement and promotion of literary processes in the country. This contest, along with other awards will contribute to the authors’ motivation for writing and development.
All original literature pieces published as books or electronically in 2016 were eligible to participate in contest. Out of 98 submitted books, 33 reached the final stage.
Each winner of Litera award will be granted a monetary prize of 5000 Gel.
The winners will be announced at the Award Ceremony on 27th of April, at Writers’ House.