Archil Kikodze (1972)

  • Born in 1972 started writing at the age of 21.
  • He works for several literary and non-literary magazines.
  • His essays and novels are regularly published in popular magazines Literaturuli Palitra and Hot Chocolate.
  • Kikodze won Literary Prize GALA for a book of short stories Calmly.
  • His collected Essays (2012) and short stories The Story of a Bird and a Man (2013) later receiving SABA Award as the best prose collection of the year were both published by Siesta Publishing House.
  • Kikodze is also a professional photographer. He has taken part in national and international photo exhibitions and has won many awards.
  • Furthermore, he has published articles on environmental, ethnographic and social issues.
  • He is the author of three guidebooks on science tourism, which is developing quickly in Georgia and Switzerland.
  • Archil Kikodze is co-author of the documentary film Spring in Javakheti (winner of the Niamori Festival Prize in 2004).
  • He wrote the script for the film Tbilisi, I Love You. Archil Kikodze plays a leading role in the film Blind Dates (2013), which has won several prizes at international film festivals.


Literary prizes and awards

  • IliaUni Literary prize 2017 in category the best novel for Southern Elephant
  • Literary prize LITERA 2017 in the category The Best Novel of the Year for for Southern Elephant  
  • Literary award SABA 2014 in category the best short story collection for the Story of a Bird and a Man
  • Literary prize GALA 2008 in category the best book for Calmly 
  • Tbilisi International Book Fair prize 2003 in category the best debut for Deer and Lemonade


  • Southern Elephant, Sulakauri Publishing, 2016
  • The Story of a Bird and a Man, Siesta Publishing House, 2013
  • Essays, Siesta Publishing House, 2012
  • A Parcel, Palitra L Publishing, 2011
  • Calmly, Saari Publishing, 2008 
  • Village Country, Saari Publishing, 2004
  • Deer and Lemonade, Saari Publishing, 2002