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Alkhazishvili Givi


Givi Alkhazishvili (born in 1944), is a Georgian poet, essayist, and translator. In 1969 he graduated from Tbilisi State University, the Faculty of Philology. His poetry has been published since the 1960s in university newspapers, in almanac “First Ray” and “Tsiakari”. In the 1970s, Givi Alkhazishvili worked as a reviewer, literary worker and the head of the Critic Department at the Tsiskari magazine. Since 1989, Alkhazishvili has been chief editor of Publishing House Merani. His stated objective was to publish works by young, promising authors and he started intensively collaborate with young writers, whose works were later acknowledged thanks to him. Between the late-90's and early-2000's Alkhazishvili lectured at the Cultural University, presenting literary workshops. In 2003 Givi Alkhazishvili was apointed as the head of publishing house Merani. His poems are translated into many languages, including: English, Russian, Italian, Hungarian, Ukrainian, Estonian, Moldavian and etc.