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Shamugia Paata

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Paata Shamugia (born 1983 in Gali, Abkhazia) graduated from Tbilisi State University (faculty of philology). His book Anti-Tqaosani (a wordplay on the famous Georgian medieval epic poem The Knight in Panther’s Skin) provoked much controversy and for several months was widely discussed in the Georgian press and TV, as it was boldly taking issue with the country’s most prominent literary text. In 2011 Paata Shamugia received the SABA Literary Award in the category The Best Poetry Collection for Akathistos. In 2012, the art magazine Hot Chocolate named him Person of the Year. Since 2011, Paata Shamugia has been a member and web-editor of Georgian Pen Centre. His poetry collection Schizosociety won another SABA Literary Award 2014 and thus made Paata Shamugia the first contemporary poet in Georgia to win this prestigious award twice in the same category.

Georgia's Heart - Poetry

Georgia's Heart - Poetry

Publisher: Grosenwahn Verlag, 2018
Translator: Nana Tchigladze

Anthology of Georgian Lyrics

Anthology of Georgian Lyrics

Publisher: Pop Verlag, 2015
Translator: G.R.Gruenert, S.Chotivari-Juenger, N.Gelashvili, M.Lisowski, N.Popiaschwili, Sch.Schamanadse, T.Sieger