Lia Liqokeli: The Laughter of Devi's Wife

Born in 1986, in a remote village of Khevsureti in high mountainous region of Georgia, with only 50 inhabitants, is a rising star of contemporary Georgian literature scene. Her poetic voice is very distinctive and original – just as her origins. Her sensible texts are compassionate towards different creatures and even objects. Lia started writing at the age of twenty-five. Young poetess with an absolutely novel vision and style was suggesting a new trend, not framed in any well-established clichés. In 2013 Publishing house Saunje brought together all her poems and published her debut book under the title Laughter of Devi’s Wife (Devi is a Georgian mythological character similar to European Giant). Liqokeli’s debut book was highly anticipated by Georgian audience and the following year brought to the author country’s top literary award SABA. She is prolific at writing short fiction (prose) and has won literary prize Tsero two times. Recently her poetry collection Laughter of Devi’s Wife was published in Sweden by Publishing House Smockadoll. Several selected verses from the collection are included in Georgian anthology "Ich will dem Kaukasos zu", which will be published in Germany by Pop Verlag Publishing House by the end of 2015.