Aka Morchiladze

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Giorgi Akhvlediani
Born Giorgi Akhvlediani
November 10, 1966
Tbilisi, Georgia
Pen name Aka Morchiladze
Occupation novelist,
Literary movement Postmodernism

Aka Morchiladze (Georgian: აკა მორჩილაძე) is the pen name of Giorgi Akhvlediani (გიორგი ახვლედიანი) (born November 10, 1966), a Georgian writer and literary historian who authored some of the best-selling prose of post-Soviet Georgian literary fiction. Morchiladze's work shows reorientation of the early 21st-century Georgian literature towards the Western influences.[1]

Biography[edit]

Born in Tbilisi, Morchiladze graduated in 1988 from the Department of History, Tbilisi State University, where he later taught. In the 1990s, he worked as a sports journalist and literary columnist for Tbilisi's press. Since 1998, Morchiladze's twenty novels and three collections of short stories have been published by the Sulakauri Publishing. From 2005 to 2006, he also authored and hosted a popular series of TV programs on the literature of Georgia. Several of his works have been filmed and staged. Morchiladze cites Milorad Pavić and Umberto Eco among his favorite authors. He currently lives and works in London.[2]

Bibliography[edit]

  • One hundred million pounds away, Artanuji Publishing House, 2015
  • Shadow on the Road, Bakur Sulakauri Publishing, 2014
  • The Shy Emerald, Bakur Sulakauri Publishing, 2013
  • Georgian Notebooks, Bakur Sulakauri Publishing, 2013
  • Obolé, Bakur Sulakauri Publishing, 2011
  • Mameluk, Bakur Sulakauri Publishing, 2009
  • The Secret Keeper’s Belt, Bakur Sulakauri Publishing, 2008
  • Once in Georgia, Saga Publishing House, 2008
  • Of Old Hearts and Swords, Bakur Sulakauri Publishing, 2007
  • Maid in Tiflis Bakur Sulakauri, Publishing, 2007
  • The Paper Bullet, Bakur Sulakauri Publishing, 2006, 2011
  • Venera’s Dream, Bakur Sulakauri Publishing, 2005
  • Mr. Deaxley’s Silent Box, Bakur Sulakauri Publishing, 2005
  • Santa Esperanza, Bakur Sulakauri Publishing, 2004, 2008
  • A Whale on Madatov Island, Bakur Sulakauri Publishing, 2004
  • Down with the Corn Republic, Bakur Sulakauri Publishing, 2003, 2011
  • The Wretched of the Desert, Bakur Sulakauri Publishing, 2003
  • The book, Bakur Sulakauri Publishing, 2003, 2011
  • The Other, Bakur Sulakauri Publishing, 2002, 2011
  • Your Adventure, Bakur Sulakauri Publishing, 2002
  • Disappearance on Madatov Island, Bakur Sulakauri Publishing, 2001
  • Playing Patience in August, Bakur Sulakauri Publishing, 2001, 2011
  • Witches of Christmas Eve, Bakur Sulakauri Publishing, 2001, 2011
  • Flight over Madatov Island and Back, Bakur Sulakauri Publishing, 1998, 2004, 2011
  • Dogs of Paliashvili Street, Bakur Sulakauri Publishing, 1995, 2002, 2011
  • Journey to Karabakh, Bakur Sulakauri Publishing, 1992

Literary prizes and awards[edit]

  • Literary award SABA 2012 in the Best Novel category for Obolé
  • IliaUni literary prize 2010 in the Best Novel category for Mameluk
  • Literary award SABA 2008 in the Best Novel category for Maid in Tiflis
  • Literary award SABA 2006 in the Best Novel category for Venera's Dream
  • Literary award SABA 2005 in the Best Novel category for Santa Esperanza
  • Literary award SABA 2003 in the Best Novel category for Your Adventure

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rayfield, Donald. "Georgian literature". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 2 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "Authors: Aka Morchiladze". Georgian National Book Center. Archived from the original on 2 May 2016. Retrieved 2 May 2016.