Medea Metreveli

Director of the Georgian National Book Centre
Medea Metreveli was born in 1978 and graduate in 2002 from Tbilisi State University in Hellenistics. In 2006 she was awarded a doctorate in philology. Since 2002 she has been giving lectures at Tbilisi State University in the Modern Greek Language and Literature in the Institute for Classical Philology, Byzantine and Modern Greek studies. She is author of number of scientific works and publications in the field of Modern Greek studies.
From 2010 to 2014 she was leading the translations support program by the Ministry of Culture of Georgia. It was at this period that, under her leadership, a programme of support of Georgian Literature in Translations was first set up, and active discussions began on presentation of Georgia Guest of Honour Georgia at the Frankfurt Book Fair.
In 2014 (till now) Medea Metreveli was appointed as director of the Georgian National Book Centre, and during her leadership several important projects for promotion of Georgian literature abroad were brought to fruition: more than 200 publications in up to 30 languages, with up to 100 visits to Georgia by foreign publishers and literary critics, number literary events and festivals: Literature to share – Georgian Authors Abroad (Germany 2015); Georgia 25 – Where Europe Meets Asia (London 2016); Literature Forum Dialogue (Tbilisi 2011-2017). In 2015 the Georgian Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection designated her as the director of the project for Georgia as Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2018.