Lado Kilasonia

Lado Kilasonia was born in 1985. He studied rugby in Durban, South Africa, at the Sharks Rugby Club academy, and graduated from Tbilisi State University in 2007. At the same time he was a trainer for Georgia’s 19- to 20-year-old rugby players’ team, and a member of Georgia’s rugby development group and national academy. He was four times European champion: in 2005, as a player; in 2011, 2013 and 2014 as a trainer. At the same time, he wrote articles on rugby for various sports and general newspapers and magazines. He has written seven books. His works have been published in Georgian literary journals and newspapers Kilasonia’s short stories have been translated into Russian, Polish and Lithuanian and shortlisted for the SABA literary prize 2008-2014. 

Anthologies featuring Lado Kilasonia

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.