Erekle Deisadze

Erekle Deisadze was born in Kutaisi in 1990. In 2008 he entered the Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Cinema University, studying documentary and film direction. In 2010 his debut collection Secret Fuck-Up was published, and aroused much controversy. There were motions demanding that the book be banned, and, because of the aggression in certain social circles, for a considerable period Deisadze had to go into hiding. In 2013 he published his novel The Cleaner, which was nominated for a SABA literary prize award for the Best Novel of the Year. In 2015 his novel Russian School Holidays, about the Russian-Georgian war, was released. Deisadze writes both poetry and music. In 2015 his first musical album Walk was released. He has recorded some ten music videos, one of which, ‘What Daddy Wants’, was named by an international jury of Electronauts 2014 as the year’s best video.

Anthologies featuring Erekle Deisadze

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.