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Boris Akunin
Boris Akunin in 2013
Boris Akunin in 2013
Born Grigory Chkhartishvili
20 May 1956 (1956-05-20) (age 65)
Zestaponi, Georgian SSR, Soviet Union
Pen name Anatoly Brusnikin, Anna Borisova, Akunin-Chkhartishvili
Occupation Writer, journalist, translator
Nationality Russian
Alma mater Institute of Asian and African Countries at Moscow State University
Period 1980s–present
Genre detective and historical fiction
Notable works Erast Fandorin series

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. 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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