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Aka Morchildze

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Aka Morchiladze a pseudonym of Giorgi Akhvlediani (born 1966 in Tbilisi), is without doubt one of the most famous authors of contemporary Georgian literature. Like his favourite writer Milorad Pavič, Aka Morchiladze is convinced that a novel’s plot does not have to run from the beginning to the end of the book. He shares his theory of the emancipated reader with Umberto Eco. Aka Morchiladze studied history at Tbilisi State University, where he later taught the same subject. He has published over 20 novels and two volumes of short stories. He has been awarded numerous literary prizes in Georgia, and was awarded the SABA prize for the best novel of the year in 2011 for Obolé. He lives and works in London.