October 2018

The 6th edition of the Givi Margvelashvili price of Goethe Institute and DVV International goes to Naira Gelashvili

Givi Award winner Naira Gelashvili (in the middle) together with representatives of the Goethe Institute Tbilisi and DVV International, the German Ambassador to Georgia, Hubert Knirsch (third person from the left), and other companions in the Georgian guest pavilion of the Frankfurt Book Fair on October 10th, 2018. © Lela Matiashvili

This year’s award ceremony for the Givi Margvelashvili price took place at a very special location

This year’s award ceremony for the Givi Margvelashvili price took place at a very special location: On October 10, 2018 the Georgian guest pavilion at the Frankfurt Book Fair 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 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.

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