Dato Turashvili is first Georgian writer featured at Berlinale book section
24 January, 2018
Dato Turashvili is first Georgian writer featured at Berlinale book section
Dato Turashvili will become the first Georgian writer to be featured at a book section of the Berlinale Film Festival next month. Award-winning Georgian author’s work The Other Amsterdam was selected among a dozen books for the event. Turashvili’s work will be pitched at the Berlinale section on February 19.

The presentation of the work will be held with the prospect of a film adaptation of its script. Publishers and book agents use the event to pitch books with potential
for film adaptation to producers attending Books at Berlinale.

In Frames of cooperation of the Georgian National Book Center and Sulakauri Publishing, Georgian author’s novel was selected for the very first time to be presented at Berlinale book section, which is part of the official program of the Berlinale Co-Production Market and is organized in cooperation with the Frankfurt Book Fair.

The event consists of a moderated pitching presentation of Georgian and the other selected novels followed by a networking get-together with the attending producers.

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Photo courtesy Levan Kherkheulidze

Georgia will be featured as official honorable guest of the Frankfurt fair this year, with a focus on literature from the country.

Turashvili lived and worked in the Dutch capital through an author residency program, at the invitation of the Dutch Foundation for Literature and the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts.

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The Other Amsterdam was written in 2014

The book was written in Amsterdam in 2014. Dato Turashvili devoted the novel to his grandfather. It depicts a true story of the author’s grandfather Meliton Maskhulia, who was involved in the Texel uprising of Georgian service members against their German superiors during World War II.
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Dato Turashvili is one of the most successful contemporary writers in Georgia

Dato Turashvili is one of the most successful contemporary writers in Georgia. He has published about 16 books. His works are translated into seven languages and published in different periodical editions of various countries. His most famous novel Jeans Generation has already been published in five European countries. Jeans Generation is based on the most tragic and scandalous story of the 1980s Soviet Georgia. Seven young people hijacked an airplane to escape from the Soviet Union, which was an exceptional action, because at that time even a thought of escaping from the Soviet Union was criminal.

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His most famous novel Jeans Generation has been published in five European countries

He is the author of Georgian best-sellers and has participated in Alpinists’ expedition in the mountains of the Caucasus, Andes and Himalayas. Furthermore, he is the author of scientific-research letters in literary criticism and historiography. He has translated both prosaic and poetic texts from Russian, Spanish, Turkish and English languages.
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Dato Turashvili received Georgia’s major Saba Literary Prize for his works Island in the Black Sea (2003) and Black Sneakers (2008).

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