29 October 2017
Shortlist of The Nominees of Iakob Gogebashvili Young Adult Literary Prize

The jury has announced final nominees of Iakob Gogebashvili Young Adult Literary Prize.

Iakob Gogebashvili Young Adult Literary Award s a conjoint project of The Writers' House and Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia, it was announced for the first time in 2017 and will be held on yearly basis. The aim of the award is to encourage children's book writers' and publishers' work. 

The contest was open to the books published in Georgia in 2016, e-books of plays (considering that publishers rarely publish plays) and innovative children's projects.


the total 48 nominees 18 were shortlisted.


Finalists of this year's Iakob Gogebashvili Young Adult Literary Prize are:




"Big-nosey Witch Marsia" by Tamar Pkhakadze (3-6) Bakur Sulakauri Publishing;

"Doctor Woodpecker" by Irma Malatsidze (7-12) Artanuji Publishing;

"Treasure Theatre" by Nino Sadghobelashvili (13+) Intekelti Publishing;

"Toma's Tales" by Giorgi Kekelidze. University of Georgia Publishing.




"Golden Sun Shines over Us" by Lia Bezhanishvili (3-6) Irida Publishing;

"Merry Recipes" by Mariam Tsiklauri (7-12) Cezanne Publishing House. 


Illustrated Book


Rusudan Kipiani - "Rain Tale" by Bondo Matsaberidze (3-6) Bakmi Publishing;

Dea Soselia - "Tiny One" by Pharna-Beqa Chilashvili (7-12) Artanuji Publishing; 

Varlam Jmukhadze - "Just So Stories" (7-12) Bakur Sulakauri Publishing.




"Frog Kiko and the Star" by Manana Abramishvili;

"Zanzara and Chu" by Lela Tsutskiridze;

"Seven Songs" by Nino Sadghobelashvili.




Tea Bakuradze - "A bear called Paddington" by Michael Bond, Bakur Sulakauri Publishing;

Tsitso Khotsuashvili - "Auggie & Me" by R. J. Palacio, Bakur Sulakauri Publishing;

Ekaterine Sumbatashvili - "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" by Mark Haddon, Bakur Sulakauri Publishing;

Lela Pirosmanashvili - "The Graveyard Book" by Neil Gaiman, Bakur Sulakauri Publishing.


Innovative Project


"Let's Sing, So That We Speak" - author Irma Malatsidze;

"Creator's Diary" by Kote Iantbelidze. Palitra L Publishing.


Iakob Gogebashvili Young Adult Literary Prize awards ceremony will be held on October 30 at 18:00 in the Writers' House. 


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