Tamri Pkhakadze was born 28 July 1957 in Tbilisi, Georgia. She graduated from Tbilisi State University in 1979 as a philologist. She has a PhD in philology.
From 1980 to 2006 she worked in the Old Georgian Literature department a the Institute of Georgian Literature; since 2011 she has been working for the publishing house Triasi as editor in chief.
Since 2015 she has become a scriptwriter for the children’s workshop Basti-Bubu.
She has published three novels, three collections of prose, plays and up to fifteen children’s books. Several children’s songs have been composed to her verses.
At the same time, she is working on her fourth novel. Several children’s books by her are soon to be published. Quite a few of her works have been staged in various theaters, among them Kitchen Gardening in a War Zone, which has been performed in four different cities. A film based on this work is planned.
The author has read her own works on the Georgian radio programme The Golden Fund and she has several times given readings to military units. At various meetings between the author and her readers and at her public readings there has been a big emotional response.
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