Born in 1966 in Tbilisi, Georgia. After graduating from Tbilisi No. 57 secondary school, he studied literature, film and art history at Tbilisi, London and Madrid Universities. The Author also studied film dramaturgy at Screenplay Atelier of Erlom Akhvlediani. Apart from screenplays, he writes novels, short stories and plays as well as translates both prose and poetry from Russian, Spanish and English. His debut prose collection was first published in 1991. His novel Flight from the USSR (The Jeans Generation) is a number-one bestseller in Georgia. He has taken part in mountain climbing expeditions in the Caucasus, Andes and Himalayan mountains. His short stories have been published internationally in literary magazines. Dato Turashvili’s works are translated into German, English, Italian, Croatian, Spanish, Korean, Basque, Russian and Armenian languages.


  • Other Amsterdam, Bakur Sulakauri Publishing, 2015 
  • The King of the Woods, Bakur Sulakauri Publishing, 2013
  • Once upon a time, Bakur Sulakauri Publishing, 2012
  • While Waiting for Dodo, Publishing House Iberia, 2012
  • If I were a footballer, Publishing House Iberia, 2011, Artanuji Publishing, 2015 
  • American Tales, Bakur Sulakauri Publishing, 2010/2015 
  • The Thirteenth, Siesta Publishing House, 2011
  • Flight from USSR, Bakur Sulakauri Publishing, 2008, 2015
  • Gurji Khatun, Palitra L Publishing, 2007
  • Black Sneakers, Siesta Publishing House, 2006
  • Tibet is not Far, Bakur Sulakauri Publishing, 2001/2005
  • A night of a Sunk City, Publishing House Iberia, 2003
  • Kathmandu, Bakur Sulakauri Publishing, 2000 


  • Literary award SABA 2008 in category the best play for Black Sneakers
  • Literary award SABA 2003 in category the best play for Two Islands in the Black Sea

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