Kharanauli in 2018
11 November 1939
|Notable works||Poems 1954 – 2005, 2012|
|Children||Levan, Mariam, Alexander|
Besik Kharanauli Born in 1939, Tianeti, Georgia. In 1962 he graduated Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi University, the Department of Philology. After he worked the Literature and Art publishing hose and in the literary magazine Mnatobi.
Besik Kharanauli started his literary career in 1954. He is the author of more than twenty poetic collections and two novels.
Poetry by Besik Kharanauli is translated in German, Dutch, Italian, Czech, Hungarian, Russian, Bulgarian. In 2010 his long poem The book of Amba Besarion was published in France. In 2018 Poetry Collection by Besik Kharanauli 'Fünf Dichtungen' was translated and published by German Publishing House Dagyeli Verlag with support of the Georgian National Book Center, translated into German by Nana Chigladze and Norbert Hummelt.
In 2011 and 2015 Besik Kharanauli was nominated for the Nobel prize for literature by the Georgian government. In 2015 he won literary prize SABA for the Contribution to the Development of Georgian Literature.
- Translations from American, Intelekti Publishing, 2014, ISBN 978-9941-454-33-2
- Poems 2003 – 2013, Intelekti Publishing, 2013, ISBN 978-9941-440-09-0
- The Chief Gamer, Intelekti Publishing, 2012, ISBN 978-9941-440-97-7
- Poems 1954 – 2005, Intelekti, 2012
- Epigraphs for Forgotten Dreams, Sulakauri, 2005; Palitra L, 2010
- Sixty Knights Riding Mules, Sezane, 2010, ISBN 978-9941-0-2189-3
- 100 Poems, Intelekti, 2007, ISBN 978-99940-931-5-1
- Two Pages about the Sky and Earth, 2005
- Amba Besarion's Book, Arete, 2003, ISBN 99940-745-0-4
- An Afternoon Book, Nakaduli, 1991, ISBN 5-525-00283-3
- Verses, Poems, Merani, 1988
- Dictate, Angelina!, Merani, 1985
- Agonic, Merani, 1991
- The Lame Doll, Merani, 1973
Prizes and awards
- Literary award Saba, 2016
- Literary Prize Litera, 2016
- Honorary award Saba, 2015 for his Contribution to the Georgian Literature
- Literary Prize GALA, 2012
- President's Order of Eminence, 2010
- Literary Award Saba, 2004
- Shota Rustaveli State Prize, 2002
- The State Prize of Georgia, 1992 for his Contribution to the Georgian Literature