ILIAUNI LITERATURE CONTEST HISTORY
Iliauni literary contest has existed for 7 years. In 2010, the university academic board decided to contribute to the development of novel writing in Georgia and introduced an award for the best novel.
Before 2014, the award was granted to 5 nominees. In 2010, Aka Morchiladze got the award for her novel “Mamluk,” and in 2011, Zaza Burchuladze for his novel Inflatable Angel; in 2012, the award was not issued; in 2013, the award was shared between Ana Kordzaia Samadashvili for her novel “Who Killed Chaika” and Jaba Zakrua for his novel “Readers Must Die”; in 2015, Iliauni award was granted to Nana Ekvtimishvili for her novel "The Pear Field".
In 2014, Academic Board of Ilia State University decided to bestow the award upon the best translator of a foreign language novel. Zaza Chiladze was announced as a winner for his translation “Flags in the Dust” by William Faulkner.
In June, 2017, at 19:00, at Ilia State University Book House “Ligamus,” the winner of Iliauni literature contest, the author of the best novel of 2016 will be announced.
The winner of the contest will get the highest literary award of 10,000 GEL.