Born 1974 in Tbilisi, Beka Kurkhuli studied theater art at the Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Institute in Tbilisi. He published his first novellas in the newspaper Mamuli in 1991 and since then his stories appeared regularly in literary magazines. He worked as a war reporter visiting different parts of Georgia and conflict regions in the Caucasus, including Abkhazia, South and North Ossetia, Ingushetia, Azerbaijan and the Pankisi Gorge and also Afghanistan. His first book, entitled Full Stop … Lost People from Lost Territories was published in 2004 by The Caucasian House Publishing. He won Literary Award SABA 2016 in category the Best Novel for Runaways from Paradise and Revaz Inanishvili Literary Award One Story 2014 for Previous Day. His stories Adamo, An Empty Ashtray, A Short Summer Night, and 10,000 Words were included in 39 Selected Short Stories (Palitra L Publishing House). Beka Kurkhuli is a PhD holder since 2006 from the Institute of Georgian Literature. He already published 10 books.
- Runaways from Paradise, Intelekti Publishing, 2015
- The Open Door Country, Intelekti Publishing, 2014
- Notes 1993-2011, Publishing Saunje, 2013
- The City in Snow, Siesta Publishing House, 2013
- The Tree Might Fall, The Caucasian House Publishing, The “Afra” Magazine, 2012
- Story of Two Moons, Siesta Publishing House, 2011
- The meeting afterwards, Publishing Pegasi, 2010
- A house elsewhere, Publishing House Saari, 2005
- Full Stop… Lost People from Lost Territories, The Caucasian House Publishing, 2004
LITERARY PRIZES AND AWARDS
- Literary prize LITERA 2018 in the category The Best Collection of the Year for for Scandara and Other Stories
- Literary award SABA 2016 in category the best novel for Runaways from Paradise
- Revaz Inanishvlili literary award One Story 2014 for Previous Day
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