Zaal Samadashvili

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Zaal Samadashvili
Born Zaal Samadashvili
(1953-10-03) 3 October 1953 (age 63)
Tbilisi, Georgia
Pen name Zaliko (Samadašvili, Zaal)
Occupation Short-story writer, screenwriter, translator
Genre Epic, drama
Literary movement Modernism
Notable works Sandro Kandelaki's Boot (2006)
Spouse Nana Iashvili
Children George Samadashvili

Zaal Samadashvili (Georgian: ზაალ სამადაშვილი) (born 3 October 1953) is a Georgian writer.

The biography[edit]

Zaal Samadashvili graduated from Tbilisi State University, where he studied mathematics.

He says: 'I wish each of us was not only proud of living in Tbilisi but I wish all of us had a desire and an opportunity to do as much as possible for the Capital. So that every single person could awake and deepen the responsibility towards the house, the street and the square where they live at present, where his ancestors had lived and where his descendants will live in future.'

Author of several full-length film scripts, he has published five collected stories. He is the chairman of the Tbilisi City Assembly.

Samadashvili initiated the Gala literary prize, which is awarded under the aegis of the Tbilisi City Assembly.

Job Description[edit]

  • 1977 Hydro-Electric Research Institute Laboratory Assistant
  • 1978–1980 Geological Expedition Caucasus Mineral Raw Materials Institute-Engineer
  • Technical University of Georgia, Department of Automation and Telemechanics junior member of research staff
  • 1983–1989 Film studio "Georgian Film's Creative Union of Writers Probationer
  • 1989–1994 Newspaper "Mamuli" Deputy Editor. Literary magazine "XX Saukune – Editor. Georgian Technical University Humanitarian Faculty lecturer
  • 2005–2007 Tbilisi Public School No. 53 – Principal
  • 2006 Tbilisi City Assembly – Member
  • 2008 to date Tbilisi City Assembly – Chairman[1]




  • Temo,[3] 'Georgian television films', director Levan Zakareishvili,[4] 1986


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