Nino Haratischwili, born in 1983 in Tbilisi, is an author and theater director, and studied film directing at the State Film and Theater Institute in Tbilisi and theater directing at the Hamburg Theater Academy. In 2010 she was awarded the Adelbert von Chamisso Prize. Her debut novel, Juja (2010), was nominated for the longlist of the German Book Prize, the shortlist of the ZDF-aspekte Literature Prize and the hotlist of independent publishers. In 2011 she won the Buddenbrookhaus Lübeck’s Debut Award. In the same year, she was awarded the Hotlist of Independent Publishers’s Prize for Mein sanfter Zwilling (My Gentle Twin). For her novel Das achte Leben (Für Brilka) (The Eight Life [For Brilka]) (2014) she received the Grenzgänger Grant of the Robert Bosch Foundation, the 2015 Prize of the Cultural Committee of German Business, the 2016 Anna Seghers Prize, the 2017 Lessing Grant of the City of Hamburg, and the 2018 Bertolt Brecht Prize. In 2019 she was awarded the Schiller Memorial Prize. Her novel Die Katze und der General (The Cat and the General) was published in 2018 and was on the shortlist of the German Book Prize. Her new novel will be published in 2022 by the Frankfurter Verlagsanstalt.
Nino Haratischwili was a resident at Tarabya Cultural Academy from September to October 2016 and from October to November 2017.