Bacho Kvirtia


Bacho Kvirtia (b. 1974) is a writer, playwright and screenwriter, who graduated from Tamaz Chiladze’s Studio at the Rustaveli Film and Theatre University in 1996. His prose has been published in various Georgian periodicals. In 2011-2012 he participated in the Royal Court Theatre two-year project New Writing, organised by the British Council Tbilisi and the Tumanishvili Foundation. His prose collections include: Before the Train Comes In (2007), The Call of the Sleeping Cyclops (2011) and The Tasmanian Tiger (2013). Kvirtia is the recipient of many literary awards, including the Pen Marathon award; the Tsero (Heron) award (2007); the SABA prize for the Best Prose Debut (for the collection Before the Train Comes In, 2008); Guram Rcheulishvili Prize Alaverdi for the Best Short Story (2011). In 2011, he became a member of the Georgian PEN-Club. His debut novel Inga’s Corduroy Jacket (Intelekti Publishing) was published in 2017. 

Anthologies featuring Bacho Kvirtia

The Book of Tbilisi

The latest in our Reading the City series, The Book of Tbilisi will bring together ten short stories written about and from the Georgian capital, showcasing the work of some of the country’s most exciting and decorated contemporary writers.