Giwi-Margwelashwili award 2016

 

Giwi-Margwelashwili award 2016

 

In 2016 the Goethe Institute and DVV International are for the fourth time awarded the Giwi-Margwelashwili-Prize – named after the well-known German-Georgian writer – which aimed to honor special merits in the field of cultural relations between Germany and Georgia. This year Georgian-German writer Nino Haratischwili was awarded with  Giwi-Margwelashwili-Prize. Especially due to her bestseller “The eighth life (For Brilka)” – likewise celebrated by reviewers and audience – she succeeded in setting Georgia and the Georgian history on the inner map of ten thousands of readers in Germany. The award ceremony took place on May 08, 2016 at Mikheil- Tumanishvili-Theatre in Tbilisi and was connected with the German-Georgian premiere of Nino Haratischwili’s play “Anger” performed by the Tumanishvili-Theatre and the Theatre of Freiburg. The laudatory speech for Nino Haratischwili was delivered by the Georgian playwright Davit Gabunia.

Already as a pupil Nino Haratischwili wrote plays and staged them together with a German-Georgian youth theatre group. After studying stage directing in Tbilisi she moved to Germany in 2003 and continued her studies at the Theatre Academy of Hamburg. Soon she made her mark as a director and writer. Among other things she was awarded with the Adelbert-von-Chamisso-Prize, the Debut Prize of the Buddenbrookhaus Lübeck and the Hotlist Prize of the Independent Publishers. In 2015 she received the Kulturkreis Literature Award of the German Economy and the prominent Anna-Seghers-Award. Besides her work as a playwright and director in Germany she is in a variety of ways actively engaged in the strengthening of the German-Georgian cultural relations – e.g. by supporting the preparations of the Georgian Ministry of Culture for Georgia’s performance as the guest country at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2018, and by taking part in the arrangements of both countries for a German-Georgian-Year in 2017. On a regular basis Haratischwili is coming to Georgia for lectures, discussions, guest productions and co-productions, in both countries she is active in publishing and she is becoming an increasingly prominent figure of mediation and understanding between the cultures of Georgia and Germany.

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