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Georgian Literature Prize Saba 2015 Nominees

The literature prize Saba announced its 2015 contestants. Saba is the most prestigious literary award in Georgia, founded by TBC Bank and Rustavi-2 TV. Its winners are revealed each year. The categories vary from fiction to non-fiction, poetry, as well as translation works. You can view the names of some nominated authors and their works below.

Best novel:

Aka Morchiladze, Kemera (Bakur Sulakauri Publishing House)

Abo Iashaghashvili, Royal-Meri (Diogene)

Gela Chkvanava, The Dead Sand Desert (Intellect)

Zurab Karumidze, Blossom of Jazz (Azri)

Lasha Tabukashvili, Smile Once More, Guinplen! (Intellect)

Luka Bakanidze, The Third Shore (Palitra L)

Mikheil Antadze, Laughter in Drought (Chveni Mtserloba)

Best prosaic collection:

Gela Chkanava, On Facebook (Intellect)

Gogi Chagelishvili, The Painter (Intellect)

Ina Archuashvili, He Was Called Watanabe (Intellect)

Lado Kilasonia, The Bronx Story as Told by Okro-ubani Resident (Intellect)

Best poetic collection:

Giorgi Kekelidze, Poetry 2008-2013 (Siesta)

Lela Samniashvili, Prayer as Abstraction (Intellect)

Nika Jorjaneli, Mexican Blind Alley (Saunje)

Paata Shamugia, Schizosociety (Intellect)

Soso Meshveliani, Mizhlahar (Intellect)

Best literary debut:

Abo Iashaghashvili, Turkish Marsh (Diogene)

Beka Adamashvili, Bestseller (Bakur Sulakaur Publishing House)

Giorgi Tsiklauri, Peter Aykroyd’s London, translation (Azri)

Iva Pezuashvili, I tried (Intellect)

Otar Jirkvalashvili, Candy (Siesta)

Tsotne Tskhvediani, The City and the Saints (Bakur Sulakauri Publishing House)

Best essay and documentary prose:

Aka Morchiladze, The Shadow on the Road (Bakur Sulakauri Publishing House)

Givi Alkhazishvili, On the Edge of two Realities (Saunje)

Giorgi Kekelidze, Gurian Diaries (Siesta)

Temur Gabunia, Jerome Salinger — True Fight (24 Hours)

Irakli Makharadze, The Grand Mute (Bakur Sulakauri Publishing House)

Levan Bregadze, Teimuraz Doiashvili, Reading Classics (Intellect)

Naira Gelashvili, Literary Letters, Essays (Caucasus House)

Nugzar Muzashvili, Analogies (Diogene)

The translations of the titles into English may vary based according to the author’s copyright. These represent titles translated by CBW’s Editor.