Born in 1965, Shorena Lebanidze is Georgian journalist and writer.
In 1984-1989 she studied in the Journalism department of the Ivane Javakhishvili state university.
1990-1997 she was part of the editorial staff of the first independent Georgian newspaper 7 Dghe (7 days), while writing about the complex socio-economic situation in Georgia in her articles, essays, critical letters and reports from the conflict zones of Abkhazia and Samegrelo. She worked on journalistic investigations, and reviewed all the important events of the time. Her articles brought to light the mistakes made by the government in the war of Abkhazia and the arena of civilian conflict that Samegrelo had become; the secret details of the bloody battles, scandalous assassinations, and the terrorist acts against the important political figures of the time committed by the so called “Sadzmo (Brotherhoods) of Tbilisi”. In the following years Shorena Lebanidze worked as a journalist of the political division for the Rezonansi newspaper, as a page editor for Saqartvelos Gazeti (The newspaper of Georgia), a journalist for news shows of the major television networks Rustavi 2 and Imedi; as an editor of the late night news show for the television network Metskhre arkhi (Channel 9); also worked with the newspapers Kviris Palitra (Palette of the Week) and 24 Saati (24 Hours). In the years 2006 through 2011 she was the script writer for the Rustavi 2 documentary film division and a part of the creative group for the films produced by this division.
Three documentary-fiction novels by Shorena Lebanidze – It is me – Pirosmani (2012), Pass into the Conflict Zone and Manana Anua – Fifty-two Days of Captivit (2016) – were published by Artanuji publishing.
In 2020 the author was bestowed with The Saba Award for the book If Necessary, We Will Make You Tell Us (nomination: best documentary prose of the year).