Winners Announced For the Litera 2019 Contest

The winners of the joint literary contest of the Ministry of Culture and Sport of Georgia and the Writer’s House have been announced.

The Literature Award "Litera" was launched in 2015 and has been issued annually since then.

The scope of the literary prize competition included a myriad of original literary works published in 2018 in Georgian language. The number of books submitted for each nomination was not limited. The results of the competition were evaluated by the jury consisting of 5 members selected by the Writers’ House. The winners were revealed by secret ballot. 

The winner in each of the nominations will be awarded GEL5000.

Winners in six nominations are:

The Best Novel:

Shorena Lebanidze, Penelope- the Passenger

Zurab Qarumidze, UNTERGANG- trip to Europe

Iva Pezuashvili, Gospel of the Underground

Aka Morchiladze, Cupid at the Kremlin Wall

Beqa Adamashvili, Everybody Dies in the Novel


The Best Prosaic Collection:

Gogi Ochiauri, Khevsurian Stories

Dato Gorgiladze, God is at Work

Ina Archuashvili, I Wait for No One Now


The Best Poetic Collection:

Mariam Tsiklauri, Crossing the Street

Givi Alkhazahvili, The Long Minute

Beqa Akhalaia, Iona of Doves

Manana Kobakhidze, New August


The Best Documentary Prose:


Medea Zaalishvili, House in Mid-Air

Davit Tserediani, Themes and Variations

Nino Lomadze, Apple Gardens

Guram Megrelishvili, Alternative Map of Georgia

Salome Benidze & Dina Oganova, SHEROES


The Best Début:

Nika Lashkharia, The Donor

Ilia Tchanturia, 25, Ninoshvili Street

Lela Kotorashvili, Smart Lessons

Levan Inauri, We Stole Germany

Iago Tvalebeishvili, Transmutation

Vakhtang Vakhtangadze, Alah is My Friend

Temur Babluani, Sun, Moon and Wheat Field


The Best Book Design:

Teona Tchanishvili - April 14, 1978, Ana Bakanidze

Teona Tchanishvili – Life of Jazz, Zurab Karumidze

Tornike Lortkipanidze – 100years- 100 photos

Viola Tughushi – Unusual Adventure of Miguel de Cervantes, Emma Vigotskaya

Sophia Antadze- Everybody Dies in the Novel, Beqa Adamashvili

By Elene Dzebisashvili

22 October 2019 16:49