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Nino Haratischwili


Nino Haratischwili was born in Georgia in 1983, and is an award-winning novelist, playwright, and director. At home in two different worlds, each with their own language, she has been writing in both German and Georgian since the age of twelve. In 2010, her debut novel Juja was nominated for the German Book Prize, as was her most recent Die Katze und der General/The Cat and the General in 2018. In 2011 Mein sanfter Zwilling/ My Gentle Twin won the Independent Publishers’ Hotlist Prize. Das achte Leben (FürBrilka)/ The Eighth Life novel, in its German edition, was a bestseller, and won the Anna Seghers Prize, the Lessing Prize Stipend, and the Bertolt Brecht Prize 2018. It is being translated into many languages, and has already been a major bestseller on publication in Holland, Poland, and Georgia. It has been translated into Italian,

French, Polish and Greek.




  • Das achte Leben (FürBrilka)/The Eighth Life (For Brilka), 2014
  • Zorn/ Anger, 2011
  • Mein sanfter Zwilling/ My Gentle Twin, 2011
  • Juja, 2010
  • Georgia (with Liv Stein) 2009

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