Zaza Burchuladze was born in Tiflis in 1973. He started writing after
graduating from the National Academy of Arts in Tiflis and has since
published twelve books and screenplays. He translates Russian authors,
including Dostoevsky, Sorokin and Bitov, into Georgian. He recently
played the leading role in the film version of one of Mikhail
Dzhavakhishvili’s novels, a Georgian literature classic.
Burchuladze is considered one of the most important writers of post-Soviet Georgian literature. As an underground writer he initially provoked outrage within Georgian society with his scandal topics and language experiments and was long ignored by critics. Since the appearance of his novels he has become a leading intellectual and one of the most promising authors, and is beginning to achieve fame beyond the borders of Georgia. Zaza Burchuladze lives in Tiflis.
Awards: 2011 Best Georgian Novel of the Year for INFLATABLE ANGEL
foreign rights: Albania/ Ombra
Czech Republic/ Dobrovsky
France/ L'Age d'Homme
US/ Dalkey Archive Press