1927-1997 was a prominent Georgian writer and poet, a winner of the Shota Rustaveli State prize for children’s literature. In 1951 he graduated from Tbilisi State University with a degree in Georgian language and literature. He started literary activity in 1946 and by the age of nineteen was already a published poet. His verses and stories regularly appeared in popular literary magazines of the time. For most of his professional life, Sulakauri was head of a children's literature publishing house Nakaduli and editor-in-chief of the literary journal Mnatobi. He wrote numerous poems, stories and novels, including such acclaimed works as Holiday on My Street, Waves Strive for the Shore, The Goldfish and many others. Archil Sulakauri achieved immense success with Georgian audiences with his fairy tales The Magic Dress, The Blue Deer and The Stubborn Rabbits. In 1968 his work The Adventures of Piccolo was published, bringing him his greatest recognition – it instantly became one of the most acclaimed children’s books in Georgia. Archil Sulakauri also contributed to the Georgian film Industry, he wrote several popular film scripts: A Boy and A Dog (1964), Bombora (1968), Hedgehog (1979), The Adventures of Piccolo (1979). Archil Sulakauri died in 1997 and is buried in the Pantheon of Celebrated Authors and Public Figures.


  • The Blue Deer, 1991, Bakur Sulakauri Publishing, 2015 
  • The Advanture of Piccolo, 1968, Bakur Sulakauri Publishing, 2013
  • Notes from Tbilisi, Bakur Sulakauri Publising, 2013
  • Luka, 1973, Palitra L Publishing, 2010 
  • Willfull Rabbits, 1959, Georgian Biographical Centre, 2008
  • Why has The Little Rabbit’s Ball Burst?, Georgian Biographical Centre, 2008
  • 100 Poems, Intelekti Publishing, 2006
  • The Will, Merani Publishing, 1994 
  • White Horse, Merani Publishing, 1994
  • Three Novels, Sov. Georgia Publishing, 1988 
  • A boy and a Dog, 1966; Nakaduli Publishing, 1988 
  • Silence, Nakaduli Publishing, 1978
  • The Magic Dress, Nakaduli Publishing, 1974 
  • The Golden Fish, Literature and Art Publishing, 1966
  • Return of Avel, 1964
  • The Flood; Pigeons, Sov. Georgia, 1963 
  • Waves Strive for the Shore, Sov. Georgia, 1960, 
  • Provision, Sov. Georgia, 1959
  • Holiday on My Street, 1956


  • The State Prize of Georgia 1996 for his Contribution to the Georgian literature 
  • Shota Rustaveli State Prize 1971 for The Adventures of Piccolo

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