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Irakli Javakhadze
Irakli Javakhadze

Born 1968.

After graduating from the Philology Department of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi University in 1990, he worked in various newspapers. In 2005 he was the editor of the literary paper Parnassus, since 2009 he is the editor of Literaturuli Gazeti.


He is the author of six books: The First (1997); The Chevaliers of the Black List (1998; 2014), Alabama, Alabama, Alabama (1999), The Chevaliers (2002), State Bonds (2006), Three Old Stories (2010). He translated Sergei Dovlatov’s novel Suitcase, which was published in 2008.

In 1999 his story The Chevaliers of the Black List was dramatized for radio by Levan Lortkipanidze. In 2002 the same story was adapted for stage by Nugzar Lortkipanidze for Lado Meskhishvili Drama Theatre in Kutaisi.


His short stories are translated into Spanish, Azerbaijani and Turkish