“I’m writing only in German” – Interview with the Georgian author Nino Haratishvili


Nino Haratishvili during the ceremony in Tumanishvili-Theatre in Tbilisi. Picture by Gia Gogatishvili, all rights are reserved by Goethe-Institut.

The Georgian author and theatre director Nino Haratishvili, who lives in the German city Hamburg became famous in Germany, because of her book: “Das achte Leben (Für Brilka)”. The book is about a Georgian family history and deals with the Georgian history of the past 100 years. While she was highly praised in Germany and received several prices she is not very known in Georgia .

In may 2016 she received the Giwi-Margwelashvili-Award for German-Georgian-Cultural Relations, granted by the Goethe-Institut and the German Volkshochschulverband. The ceremony took place in the Tumanishvili-Theatre in Tbilisi. The jury said that Haratishvili managed to set Georgia on the mental map of German readers. The Georgian minister of culture, Mikheil Giorgadze, joined the praising in his speech. The German ambassador, Bettina Cadenbach, said that Haratishvilis book was highly recommended to her from different sides, when she asked how to prepare for her time in Georgia. In 2017 the Year of Georgian-German Culture will be announced and in 2018 Georgia will be the official guest country of the Frankfurt Book Fair. These are two events in which Nino Haratishvili will participate. Between the award ceremony and the premiere of her theatre play “Zorn – Anger”, which was brought to stage in a impressing bilingual German-Georgian coproduction at Tumanishvili Theatre, Nino Haratishvili found the time to answer a few questions.

Picture by Gia Gogatishvili, all rights are reserved by Goethe-Institut.

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Nino Haratishvili during the ceremony in Tumanishvili-Theatre in Tbilisi. Picture by Gia Gogatishvili, all rights are reserved by Goethe-Institut. The Georgian author and theatre director Nino Haratishvili, who lives in the German city Hamburg became famous in Germany, because of her book: 'Das achte Leben (Für Brilka)'. The book is...
<p lang="zxx"><sup>Nino Haratishvili during the ceremony in Tumanishvili-Theatre in Tbilisi. Picture by Gia Gogatishvili, all rights are reserved by Goethe-Institut.</sup></p> <p lang="zxx">The Georgian author and theatre director Nino Haratishvili, who lives in the German city Hamburg became famous in Germany, because of her book: "Das achte Leben (Für Brilka)". The book is about a Georgian family history and deals with the Georgian history of the past 100 years. While she was highly praised in Germany and received several prices she is not very known in Georgia .</p> <p lang="zxx">In may 2016 she received the Giwi-Margwelashvili-Award for German-Georgian-Cultural Relations, granted by the Goethe-Institut and the German Volkshochschulverband. The ceremony took place in the Tumanishvili-Theatre in Tbilisi. The jury said that Haratishvili managed to set Georgia on the mental map of German readers. The Georgian minister of culture, Mikheil Giorgadze, joined the praising in his speech. The German ambassador, Bettina Cadenbach, said that Haratishvilis book was highly recommended to her from different sides, when she asked how to prepare for her time in Georgia. In 2017 the Year of Georgian-German Culture will be announced and in 2018 Georgia will be the official guest country of the Frankfurt Book Fair. These are two events in which Nino Haratishvili will participate. Between the award ceremony and the premiere of her theatre play "Zorn – Anger", which was brought to stage in a impressing bilingual German-Georgian coproduction at Tumanishvili Theatre, Nino Haratishvili found the time to answer a few questions.</p> <p lang="zxx">Picture by Gia Gogatishvili, all rights are reserved by Goethe-Institut.</p> https://soundcloud.com/user-402099845/iv-nino-haratishvili
Felix Weiss
I am a blogger from Berlin, currently residing in Tbilisi and writing for the Rec Magazine. As a graduate from MA of European Studies I'm interested in political topics, European developments and especially in Eastern Europe. Georgia is a interesting country and I'm glad to spend some time here and to write about the experiences I will make here.