Aka Morchiladze – Writer
Aka Morchiladze has been specially commissioned to prepare English subtitles for the 1938 Georgian classic Lost Paradise (Dakarguli samotkhe) which he will also introduce.
Aka Morchiladze (1966, Tbilisi) is the pen name of Giorgi Akhvlediani, a Georgian writer who has written some of the best-selling prose of post-Soviet Georgian literature. Morchiladze’s work shows Georgian literature’s recent reorientation towards Western influences. In the early 1990s, he worked as a journalist for tabloids, later as a football columnist for daily newspapers. He now lives in London as a freelance author, writing essays and columns in numerous Georgian magazines and newspapers. Morchiladze has published more than 30 books aince 1994 and he has won SABA, the major Georgian literary award for Novel of The Year, five times. Some of his novels have been filmed and staged including Journey To Karabakh (1992), made into the 2005 film directed by Levan Tutberidze and shown in the BGS Georgian Film festival 2005.