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Boris Akunin

Boris Akunin was born in 1956 in Georgian SSR, USSR as Grigory Shalvovich Chkhartishvili. He is a writer, known for The Spy (2012), Turetskiy gambit (2005) and The State Counsellor (2005). See full bio »

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The Spy Writer


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 2012 The Spy (based on a novel by)
 2009 Pelagiya i belyy buldog (TV Series) (novel)
 2005 The State Counsellor (novel) / (screenplay)
 2005 Turetskiy gambit (novel) / (screenplay)
 2002 Azazel (TV Movie) (novel) / (screenplay)
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 2018/II Oscar (Documentary)
 2012 Zima, ukhodi! (Documentary)
Himself (uncredited)
 2011 The Trouble with Tolstoy (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Novelist
- At War with Himself (2011) ... Himself - Novelist
 2005 Shkola zlosloviya (TV Series)
Himself - Guest
- Episode #3.22 (2005) ... Himself - Guest

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Other Works:

Novel: "The Winter Queen," 2003.

Official Sites:

Official Site (Russian)

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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.

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