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Lasha Tabukashvili
Lasha Tabukashvili
Born in 1950, Lasha Tabukashvili is a contemporary Georgian writer and playwright.
 
His literary debut took place in the magazine Tsiskari with the story A BOY WAS KILLED in 1969. He has about 20 stories published. They are translated into various languages (one of his stories GOODBYE, MY LADY was published in Tokyo in a literary almanac of European writers in the Japanese language).
 
Lasha Tabukashvili is also the author of plays (A WOUND; IT IS SPRING BEYOND THE SHUTTERS; AN OLD WALTZ; THEY ARE TAMING A SPARROW-HAWK; ROADS GOING TOWARDS YOU, BUT HE HAS NOT ALLOWED IT TO ME; IN THE PLACE OF A FORMER CHURCH; WHAT DOES IT MATTER THAT THE WET LILAC IS WET?; SNOW WHITE SNOW; AN ASTEROID) staged at almost all the academic theatres of the former Soviet Union, also in Czechoslovakia, Germany and translated into many languages.
 
In 1998-1999 the well-known New-York Eugene O’Neill drama center twice enrolled Lasha Tabukashvili into the list of the best playwrights of the 20th century, and after the millennium he found himself in the list of a hundred best playwrights of all times.
 
In 2006 he was awarded SHOTA RUSTAVELI PRIZE.
 
GIVE US ANOTHER SMILE, GWYNPLAINE is Lasha Tabukashvili’s first novel published in 2014 by Intelekti Publishing.
 
Intelekti published his play SOMEWHERE, OVER THE RAINBOW in 2016. It was soon staged in Rustaveli State Theatre by Robert Sturua. Lasha Tabukashvili was bestowed with the literary SABA Award for this book in the category The Year’s Best Drama in 2017.
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