Merab Ratishvili

Merab
Ratishvili

Merab Ratishvili began his literary activity in prison. He released three novels which have become bestsellers. His areas of interest include ancient history, politics and literature. In 2007 he was sentenced to imprisonment for 9 years for being an active supporter of political opposition to the President of Georgia. He was released in 2013 on the basis of a political amnesty after the Parliament of Georgia officially recognized him as a political prisoner. Merab Ratishvili has been nominated for the Nobel Prize for Literature by The Union of Literatures of the Russian Federation.

Merab Ratishvili began his literary activity in prison. He released three novels which have become bestsellers. His areas of interest include ancient history, politics and literature. In 2007 he was sentenced to imprisonment for 9 years for being an active supporter of political opposition to the President of Georgia. He was released in 2013 on the basis of a political amnesty after the Parliament of Georgia officially recognized him as a political prisoner. Merab Ratishvili has been nominated for the Nobel Prize for Literature by The Union of Literatures of the Russian Federation.

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