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Ana Kordzaia-Samadashvili

Ana Kordzaia-Samadashvili was born in Tbilisi in 1968. She is the author of numerous award winning short stories. Anna is also known for her translations from German into Georgian, including "Women as Lovers" by Elfride Jelinek and "The Thief Lord" by Cornelia Funke. Currently she teaches Literature at Ilia State University in Tbilisi.

Literary awards and prizes:
2003 – Literary Award SABA for the Best Debut of the Year.

The Children of Nightfall 

Size: 110x170 mm
Number of pages: 120
Copyright holder: "Bakur Sulakauri Publishing"
Contact: Elene Pasuri,
The original novel written by Anna Kordzaia Samadashvili juxtaposes everyday's prosaic scenes in a poetic narrative, about the unconditional love of two friends. Marta – the black sheep of her family and an abandoned child raised by Aristocrats; Niko – a man who left his country to chase his childish dreams. Tamara – who still has a tiny wish for a great love. With everyday get-togethers and the constant presence of alcohol, their lives seem like a continuous pursuit of pleasure. But ultimately, they are all very unhappy.
The book exposes their existential loneliness and the fears that revolve around their inability to find genuine happiness.
A wonderfully amusing narrative is interrupted by the final verdict of the author. Justified by the lovely legend of Nightfall who "gave birth" to souls and let them wander forever through the bumpy roads of Tbilisi, their souls are easy to abandon, but very difficult to forget.
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