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Shota Iatashvili

Contributor

Shota Iatashvili

Shota Iatashvili was born in 1966. He writes poetry and prose, and is a translator and art critic. From 1993 to 1997 he worked as an editor in the Republic Center of Letters for the literary newspapers Rubicon and the Third Way. He has been the editor of the publishing company The Caucasus House since 1998, and has served as editor in chief of the newspaper the Alternative, published by The Caucasus House. His books of poetry include The Wings of Death (1993), Chewing Gum (1994), The Petrol Flowers (2000), While It’s Time (2006), and A Scar (2010), among others. His books of prose include Counter-Ajour (1998), The Flower of All Flowers and an Engineer (2000), Photo-Fathers (2005), and Gravitation (2012). His works of literary criticism include his 2010 collection Cleaning. His translations include Susan Sontag’s Styles of Radical Will (1999) and American Poets (2004). He won the Saba Award for Best Poetry Collection (2007 and 2011), the Kievskie Lavri International Poetry Award (2009), and the Best Literary Critic Award (2011). His works have been translated into more than a dozen languages.

Articles by Shota Iatashvili

My Story of Chess
By Shota Iatashvili
I had no idea what was wrong with the girl. She’d make her move, hold her breath for a few seconds, then move her hand toward the chessboard again and touch the piece she had just put down, as if…
Translated from Georgian by Elizabeth Heighway
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