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. 


  • A Bronx Story, Told in Tbilisi’s Golden-Quarter-Style, Intelekti Publishing, 2014
  • Tracing Fantômas or My Dear Land Why Are You So Sad? Publishing House Saunje, 2012
  • May the Infidel Fail to Find Me, Publishing House Triasi, 2011
  • Spider’s Tale, Publishing House Pegasi, 2010
  • When You Were Already Too Late, Publishing House Pegasi, 2010
  • The Dreamless, Publishing House Saari, 2009
  • The Fence, Publishing House Saari, 2008


  • Guram Rcheulishvili 2011 prize-winner in competition for Literary Equinox and the story War 
  • 2011 Winner of ‘Best prose work of the year’ prize from the newspaper Our Literature for the story An Apparently Familiar Man in Trainers 
  • 2009 Winner of ‘Best prose work of the year’ prize from the newspaper Our Literature for the story How I Read Treasure Island
  • 2010 Prize-winner in Literary Gazette’s one-story competition, for the story Petre-the Beginning  

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