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Boris Akunin

Russian writer

1956   -  

genre: detective fiction, historical fiction
country of citizenship: Soviet Union, Russia
native language: Russian
educated at: MSU The Institute of Asian and African Studies
occupation: writer, translator, historian, science fiction writer, children's writer, playwright, literary scholar, public figure, editor-in-chief
award received: Order of the Rising Sun, 4th class
position held: editor-in-chief

Boris Akunin (Russian: Борис Акунин) is the pen name of Grigori Chkhartishvili (Russian: Григорий Шалвович Чхартишвили; Georgian: გრიგორი ჩხარტიშვილი) (born 20 May 1956), a Russian writer of Georgian and Jewish origin. He is best known as writer of detective and historical fiction. He is also an essayist and literary translator. Grigory Chkhartishvili has also written under pen names Anatoly Brusnikin, Anna Borisova, and Akunin-Chkhartishvili.
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