On the Edge of the Black Sea

translated by Steven Cohen


Translation from the Hebrew
By Steven Cohen

Editorial note: The story of Saint Nino’s journey to the Caucasus is part of Biniashvili’s graphic novel On the Edge of the Black Sea

Photo by Amit Mann

Nino Biniashvili (b. 1980, Georgia) lives and works in Jerusalem. Her graphic novel, On the Edge of the Black Sea, won the 2018 Israel Museum’s award for best illustrated book. Her illustrations have been featured in the Swiss newspaper Das Magazin, the Heinrich-Böll-Foundation (Brandenburg, Potsdam), the Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz, and more.

Photo courtesy of the translator

Steven Cohen has worked as a translator for more than thirty years and, as a journalist, on the desk of the International Herald Tribune–Haaretz English edition. He currently lives in Hod Hasharon.