Lado Kilasonia

Born in 1985. In 2006 he studied rugby in Durban, South Africa, at the Sharks Rugby Club academy. In 2007 he graduated from Tbilisi State University (diplomatic history). 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 run the Hot Chocolate rugby blog. He has written seven books. His works are published from time to time in Georgian literary journals and newspapers. Kilasonia’s short stories have been translated into Russian, Polish and Lithuanian. Shortlisted for literary award SABA 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 loved writers.