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Boris Akunin

Russian writer, translation, and historian

1956   -  

genre: detective fiction, historical fiction, historical fiction
country of citizenship: Russia
native language: Russian
languages spoken, written or signed: Russian, Georgian, Japanese, English
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, Order of the Rising Sun
position held: editor-in-chief

Boris Akunin (Russian: Борис Акунин) is the pen name of Grigori Chkhartishvili (Russian: Григорий Шалвович Чхартишвили, romanized: Grigory Shalvovich Chkhartishvili; Georgian: გრიგორი ჩხარტიშვილი) (born 20 May 1956), a Russian-Georgian writer. 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. His characters include Erast Fandorin, Nicholas Fandorin and Sister Pelagia.
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