Nana Abuladze is a fiction writer and literary scholar from Tbilisi, Georgia. She is the author of three books: Her debut novel Akumi [“აკუმი“], which has received the two most prestigious literary prizes in Georgia — the Saba and Litera prizes — explores the themes of gender, sexuality, identity, and spirituality. Her second book, The New Perception (A Mass for Women Soloists and a Mixed Choir)” [„ახალი აღქმა (მესა სოლისტი ქალებისა და შერეული გუნდისათვის“) ] is a collection of stories about female biblical characters. It was nominated for the Tsinandali Award (an annual award for artists and scholars under 30). Nana’s third book studies gender and authorship in 20th-century Georgian fiction and has been nominated for this year’s Saba.
Nana was a 2022 fall resident at the University of Iowa in the framework of the International Writing Program. A two-month stay in the U.S. inspired her to write her first poems in English: "The Lovers" and "The Water Tower." The latter then appeared in the 69th Voice and Verse Poetry Magazine issue. "The Lovers" was published in The Writers of Loam anthology (Iowa City).