Nino Haratischwili was born in 1983 in Tbilisi, Georgia. She is an award-winning novelist, playwright and theatre director and has been writing in Georgian and German since the age of twelve. From 1998 to 2003 she ran the free, bilingual theatre company (German, Georgian) "Fliedertheater" which had had several appearances at various Georgian theaters as well as guest performances in Germany (Bremen).
From 2000 to 2003 she studied film directing at the State School for Film and Theatre in Tbilisi. From 2003 to 2007 she studied directing at the Theatre Academy in Hamburg, ITMF. Nino Haratischwili wrote several prose texts and pieces which were published and performed both in Germany and in Georgia. Her debut novel Juja was longlisted for the German Book Prize. Mein sanfter Zwilling (My Gentle Twin) won the Hotlist German independent publishers’ best book award in 2011. Furthermore, she was a writer-in-residence at the British Centre of Literary Translation’s summer school in July 2012. Nino Haratischwili now works as a freelance director and author in Hamburg.