- Western Asia
Iva PEZUASHVILI (novelist, screenwriter, filmmaker; Georgia) is the author of two story collections, most recently [The Book of Tbilisi] (2017). A filmmaker by training, he has written and/or directed a number of short films, animated series, and season-long TV dramas. The recipient of several awards, most recently he was the “best nominee” for the Tsinandali Best Prose Prize. His participation was made possible by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. State Department.