Born in 1971 in Tbilisi, he studied at Tbilisi State University (Philology Faculty) and took a course in world literature at Bologna University. Several films have been made to his scripts: Queen Ketevan, Where Is the Caravan Going, Kolau Nadiradze. Over the years he has worked in literary periodicals – as deputy editor-in-chief of the literary magazine Twentieth Century, as editor-in-chief of the literary magazine New Century. He has published collections of stories: Autobiography in Profile (1999); Mount Dhaulagiri. ABC (2005); No-fly Days (2005); Sun, Do Not Rise (2009); In the Shadow of Boats (2010); The Third Eye (2016). His texts have been translated into English, Croat, Russian, Armenian, German and Latvian and Turkish languages.

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