David Turashvili (Georgian: დავით ტურაშვილი) (born May 10, 1966, Tbilisi) is a Georgian fiction writer. In 1989, he was one of the leaders of the student protest action taking place at the Davidgareja monasteries in eastern Georgia, whose territory was exploited by the Soviet Union military as a training ground. His first novels, published in 1988, are based on the turmoil of those events. The premier of his play Jeans Generation was held in May 2001. Turashvili's other publications include the travelogues Katmandu (1998) and Known and Unknown America (1993), and two collections of short fiction and movie scripts; his first collection of short fiction is Merani (1991).
Besides scripts, he writes novels, short stories and plays. Dato Turashvili has published about 16 books in Georgia. His works are translated into seven languages and published in different periodical editions of various countries. His novel “Jeans Generation” has already been published in five European countries. He is the author of Georgian best-sellers and has participated in Alpinists’ expedition in the mountains of the Caucasus, Andes and Himalayas. Furthermore, he is the author of scientific-research letters in literary criticism and historiography. He has translated both prosaic and poetic texts from Russian , Spanish, Turkish and English languages.