Zaza Burchuladze

Fiction Writer, Script Writer, Translator

Zaza Burchuladze was born on September 9, 1973 in Tbilisi.

He graduated from Tbilisi State Academy of Arts, the Faculty of Monumental and Ornamental Painting.

Since 1998, he has been publishing his works in Georgian journals: “Aril”, “Alternativa” (Alternative), “Anabechdi” (Fingerprint), “Tskheli Shokoladi” (Hot Chocolate). He had his own column at journal “Tabula” and has been a blogger at Radio Liberty.

He has translated into Georgian works of Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Vladimir Sorokin, M. Elizarov, Andrey Bitov.

His works are translated into Russian, Polish and Romanian languages.

In 2007, he played a leading role in the film “Jako’s Dispossessed” (the film is based on the novel by Mikheil Javakhishvili).

Bibliography:
  • Two Candies (a novel written under the pen-name Gregor Zamza, 1997)
  • The Third Candy (Collection of Novels written under the pen-name Gregor Zama, 1998)
  • You (a novel written under the pen-name Gregor Zamza, 1999)
  • With Soul (a novel written under the pen-name Gregor Zamza, 2000)
  • Simpsons (Novel, 2001)
  • A Letter to Mother (Novel, 2002)
  • Mineral Jazz (Novel, 2003)
  • Gospel According to Donkey (comments by Gaga Lomidze. Novel, 2004)
  • Instant Kafka (Short Story, 2005)
  • The Other Key (Children’s Film script, 2007)
  • Phonogram (Collection of Short Stories, 2008)
  • Adibas (novel, 2009)
  • Instant Kafka (Collection of Short Stories, 2010)
Scripts:
  • Mother (a short film, 2005)
  • The Other Key (Georgian Film-Centre, 2007)
Translations:
  • Mineral Jazz, in Russian, publishing-house Ad Marginem (2007)
  • Instant Kafka, in Russian, publishing-house Ad Marginem (2008)
  • Instant Kafka, in Romanian, publishing-house Cartier (2011)
  • Adibas, in Russian, publishing-house Ad Marginem (2011)
  • Adibas, in Polish, publishing-house Claroscuro (2011)
  • Inflatable Angel, in German, publishing-house Aufbau Verlag (2013)
  • Adibas, in English, publishing-house Dalkey Archive Press (2013)
  • Inflatable Angel, in French, publishing-house L’Âge d’Homme (2013)
Awards:
  • Award “Tsinandali”, for the novel “Mineral Jazz” (2003)
  • Bakur Sulakauri Award for the novel “Passive Attack” (2008)
  • Ilia State University Prize for the Best Georgian Novel “Inflatable Angel” (2011)