Born in Tbilisi in 1939, is a Georgian prose writer, a historian by profession, whose literary works have been popular since the 1970s. In 1957 he enrolled in the History Faculty of Tbilisi Ivane Javakhishvili State University. He was an active participant in archaeological excavations and played in the university orchestra. From 1962 to 1975, Guram Dochanashvili worked in the Archaeological Department of History at the Ivane Javakhishvili Archaeology and Ethnography Institute. From 1975 to 1985, he was head of the prose department of the journal Mnatobi and headed the prose section of the Academy of Sciences. Since 1985 he has been the main editor at the 'Georgian Film' studio. Guram Dochanashvili’s first short stories were printed in the journal 'Tsiskari' in 1961. From then on, his short stories and novels have been published regularly. Today, Guram Dochanashvili is one of the most popular writers in Georgia and his novel The First Robe has become a modern Georgian classic. In 2016, the composer Zaza Marjanishvili staged a project The First Robe, based on Dochanashvili’s novel of that name in the Georgian State Opera Theatre: it involved elements of operatic, ballet, graphic arts and drama. Dochanashvili’s short stories have been published in many countries among them: Contemporary Georgian Fiction - Dalkey Archive Press 2012, USA; Best European Fiction 2014 - Dalkey Archive Press, USA; Georgian Fiction: Literatura Georgiana - Instituto Tlaxcalteca de la Cultura 2015, Mexico; Georgian short stories from 20th century: Georgische Erzählungen des 20. Jahrhunderts - Suhrkamp 2000, Germany; Georgian Short Stories: Der ferne weiße Gipfel - Volk und Welt 1984, Germany.


  • What I Remember and Recollect More Often, Meridiani Publishing, 2010 
  • Omara and Givia from the West and Planet Hollywood, Publishing Aisi, 2005
  • The Kezheradzes, Publishing Lasharela, 2005
  • Khorumi is a Georgian Dance, Publishing Mars, 2003
  • Boulder on Which Once there was a Church, Publishing Mars, 2002
  • Brother’s, Publishing Mars, 2002 
  • Only One Man, Publishing Mars, 2002 
  • He was Seeking, Publishing Mars, 2002 
  • Difficult, Publishing Mars, 2002
  • Waterloo or Reconstruction Works, Publishing Saari, 2002
  • A Man Who Loved Literature, Publishing Saari, 2001, Palitra L, 2010
  • Four Short Stories, Publishing House Merani, 1991
  • Platform, Publishing House Merani, 1988
  • The First Robe, Nakaduli Publishing, 1975; Soviet Georgia, 1982, Saari Publishing, 2002, Meridiani Publishing, 2011
  • Affair, Publishing House Merani, 1974
  • Thousand Items, Nakaduli Publishing, 1972 
  • Glad Hill, Nakaduli Publishing, 1971
  • The Step, Soviet Georgia Publishing, 1969
  • Across the Mountains, Publishing Literature and Art, 1966


  • Saint George’s Order for Establishing Moral Values, Patriarchate of Georgia 2013
  • Honorary award SABA for the Contribution to the Georgian Literature 2010
  • Tbilisi State University Award 1975 for the Water(po)loo, or Restorative Works
  • State Prize 1995 for Literary Work

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