Gaga Nakhutsrishvili: Beyond the Horizon

Born in 1971, Gaga graduated from Tbilisi State University in 1993, majoring in history. He later studied at Rothenburg Goethe Institute, Germany. In the 1990s, he worked as a journalist, later becoming a lecturer of Contemporary World Literature at the Ilia Chavchavadze State University of Georgia. In 2013, he became the project manager for a master class in international poetry in translation. Gaga Nakhutrshvili is regarded as one of the most productive poets of his generation, who actively publishes new work and continues to surprise the reader with his sincere, unexpected and, at the same time, rich poetic language and imagery. In 2003, he was awarded the Saba literary prize for best poetry collection. His work has been translated into French, German and English, and some of his poems have also been translated into Slovenian, appearing in the book Dnevi Peezije in Vina, Medana, and in Goriska Brda in the early 2000s. Gaga has published many books of poetry and two short story collections. The poetry he writes will ‘always be found by hearts full of love and appreciation for intellectual poems, and by admirers of emotional poetry’.