Archil Kikodze, born 1972 in Tbilisi, is an author, photographer, director, actor and nature guide. He has won many prizes and awards for his writing and for his photography. For the book of short stories, The Story of a Bird and a Man, he won the Saba prize, Georgia's leading literary contest. His 2016 debut novel, Southern Elephant, has also won multiple prizes.
Published works: Southern Elephant (in Georgian, 2016; German translation, UllStein, Berlin, 2018.), The Story of a Bird and a Man (in Georgian, 2013; German translation, Ullstein, Berlin, 2018.), On the balcony of Europe. Photographs of Georgia. (Mitteldeutscher Verlag, Halle (Saale), 2017.)