Boris Akunin (pen-name of Grigory Chkhartishvili) – famous as Russia’s leading detective and crime writer, Akunin also writes ‘serious’ literary novels as well as essays, history books and plays. His recent multi-volume, popular history project, entitled History of The Russian State, combines both non-fiction and fiction. Akunin’s books have sold over 30 million copies in Russia alone and are translated into almost 50 languages. Several of his books have been made into films and TV series in Russia.
Boris Akunin will appear during The International #RivetingReads Salon on 28 April at Waterstones Piccadilly, part of the Writers of the World Unite! festival. Other guests of The International #RivetingReads Salon are Cristina Sánchez-Andrade, Diego Marani, Elif Shafak, George Szirtes, Oscar Guardiola-Rivera, Rory MacLean, Vaseem Khan, Vesna Goldsworthy and Zinovy Zinik.