This year’s award ceremony for the Givi Margvelashvili price took place at a very special location: The Georgian guest pavilion on the Frankfurt Book Fair (Frankfurter Buchmesse) provided the platform for a very atmospheric event in the course of which the Georgian writer, Germanist and Translator Naira Gelashvili was awarded with the Georgian-German cultural price of the Goethe Institute and DVV International Georgia.
Gelashvili’s achievements in the field of Georgian-German cultural relations were widely appreciated by her German publisher Jörg Sundermeier, the head of the Goethe Institute in Tbilisi, Barbara von Münchhausen, and by Givi Margvelashvili, German-Georgian writer, philosopher and name giver of the price. Finally it was Maja Avramovska, Regional director of DVV International for the Caucasus, Turkey and Southeast Europe who handed over the price to Naira Gelashvili – in front of the audience of book fair visitors in Frankfurt, among them also the German Ambassador to Georgia, Hubert Knirsch.
Another award ceremony in Tbilisi will take place on 18th of December in the Goethe Institute with the support of the German Embassy. The speech will hold by Critics, Doctor of Philological Sciences, Germanist, Levan Bregadze and Orientalist, Poet and Translator George Lobzhanidze.