Translator Lali Unapkoshvili named recipient of French state order

Translator Lali Unapkoshvili received the French national prize from Ambassador Diégo Colas. Photo via Ambassador of France to Georgia on Facebook., 09 Feb 2021 - 16:37, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian translator Lali Unapkoshvili, distinguished with one of the country's principal awards for translation last year, has now been honoured for her work in bringing French literature to readers in her country with France's state Order of Academic Palms.

On Tuesday, France's Ambassador to Georgia Diégo Colas revealed on social media Unapkoshvili had been selected as the latest Officer of the award established to recognise academics and teachers for their contributions to education and science.

In his comments Colas praised Unapkoshvili as "translator extraordinaire" and pointed out her work for over two decades on the twinning project between the French city of Nantes and the Georgian capital Tbilisi.