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Otar Chiladze

Otar Chiladze was born in Sighnaghi, a small town in Kakheti, the easternmost province of  Georgia. He graduated from Tbilisi State University with a degree in journalism in 1956. His works, primarily poetry, first appeared in the 1950s. At the same time, Chiladze engaged in literary journalism, working for leading literary magazines in Tbilisi. He gained popularity with his series of lengthy, atmospheric novels, such as "A Man Went Down the Road" (1972–1973), "Everyone That Findeth Me" (1976), "Avelum" (1995), and others. In 1997, he was the chief editor of the literary magazine "Mnatobi". Otar Chiladze also published several collections of poems and plays. He was awarded the Shota Rustaveli State Prize in 1983 and the State Prize of Georgia in 1993.

Chiladze died after a long illness in October 2009 and was buried at the Mtatsminda Pantheon in Tbilisi. His older brother Tamaz Chiladze is also a writer.

The Iron Theatre

Size: 140x205 mm
Number of pages: 460
Copyright holder: Zaza Chiladze
Contact: Zaza Chiladze,
"The Iron Theatre" is an elegant novel about Georgia's struggle for liberation, a "cocktail" of epic, lyrical prose, and internal monologue, written by a truly great writer. With the publication of this book Georgia returns to the map of world literature."
Weekendavisen (Newspaper, Denmark)

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