Boris Akunin was born on May 20, 1956 in Zestafoni, Georgian SSR, USSR as Grigory Shalvovich Chkhartishvili. He is a writer and producer, known for The Spy (2012), Turetskiy gambit (2005) and Azazel (2002). See full bio »
Extremely popular Russian writer of detective novels, philologist, critic, essayist, deputy editor of the magazine "Foreign Literature" and a translator of books from Japanese and English into Russian. His fiction has been compared with that of Ian Fleming and Umberto Eco.