Boris Akunin Biography
Boris Akunin is
the pen name of Grigory Chkhartishvili, who was born in the republic of
Georgia in 1956; he is a philologist, critic, essayist, and translator of
Japanese. He published his first detective stories in 1998 and in a very short
time has become one of the most widely read authors in Russia. Akunin enjoys almost legendary popularity in Russia. He lives in Moscow where he writes both his Erast Fandorin series and the newer Sister Pelagia series.
This biography was last updated on 04/20/2008.
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