Zaza Burchuladze

ABOUT ZOORAMA

"For me, Zoorama is like a labyrinth that you traverse breathlessly, as if it were an impossibility to stop or even turn back. Similar to Dante's Virgil, the author's alter ego drives us unerringly through his own personal inferno. He leads us through dirty and gray Berlin, into the fragmented Tbilisi, which for him only consists of set pieces, into an apocalyptic high-rise building with its bizarre and doomed residents."
NINO HARATISHVILI

"Many Eastern Europeans today have to flee to the West again out of fear, into exile. One of these refugees is Zaza Burchuladze... The country that you bring with you into exile is only as big as the soles of your feet and the sadness in your head. And only the homesickness we brought with us is as big as the country on the map."
HERTA MÜLLER

"Zaza Burchuladze is a striking, original writer who cannot be compared to anyone else. There is something unpredictable about his prose - the most important quality for a contemporary author."
VLADIMIR SOROKIN

ABOUT ADIBAS

"... the bold undertaking to tell of war in the glamour language of city novels, in the style of Frederique Begbeider and Bret Easton Ellis."
RUSSIAN VEDOMOSTI

"We are not used to ‘war prose’ looking like this; no literary canon is bestowed with eternal life, however."
LEV DANILKIN

In dem Roman "Adibas" erzählt der mittlerweile in Berlin lebende Zaza Burchuladze fulminant von der Boheme seiner georgischen Heimatstadt Tiflis.
SPIEGEL ONLINE

„Adibas“ ist ein famoses, hartes, auch lustiges Stück Popliteratur.
TIP BERLIN

In den letzten fünf Jahren hatte ich ein arges Problem damit, dass mir in Interviews immer wieder die Frage gestellt wurde, welches der jüngst von mir gelesenen Bücher mich wirklich beeindruckt hätte. So ein Buch gab es nicht. Dann las ich adibas.
JURY ANDRUKHOVICH

ABOUT INFLATABLE ANGEL

A fast-paced and ironically told, sometimes very macabre text.
HR2 Kultur

With the novel, Burchuladze proves to be a kind of descendant of Nikolai Gogol or Daniil Kharms.
ORF

The Inflatable Angel is on the surface a light and entertaining novel, between the lines there are abysses that offer a glimpse into Georgian culture... he has probably written the most provocative Georgian book to come out this fall.
MDR Kultur 2018

"Anyone who is a fan of rather fantastic yet down-to-earth and astoundingly vivid characters will thoroughly enjoy reading this novel."
EVGENY GRISHKOVETS

"Burchuladze, contrary and absurdist, writes in the imaginary tradition of Eugene Ionesco and Venedikt Erofeev."
KIRILL RESHETNIKOV

ABOUT MINERAL JAZZ

"Zaza Burchuladze has written a touching, amusing as well as a rather sad book."
VLADIMIR SOROKIN

“The novel grabs you and does not release you from its knotty entangle- ment of thoughts until the final page. Neither the subject matter nor the characters appear to be important; as the story progresses the author acts as a demi-god transforming the heroes, or alternatively, rethinking who are to be appointed as protagonists. Nevertheless, every literary element, every word, every sound is of the highest significance in the complex conglome- ration of the novel.“
KNIGI

“A must-read for anyone who loves semi-fantastic but very down to earth and unbelievably realistic characters.“
EVGENI GRISHOVETS

ABOUT TOURISTENFRÜHSTÜCK

“He wrote a funny, tragic, beautiful novel about refugee life in Berlin.“
DER SPIEGEL

“... so far his most personal, because most honest book...“
SWR 2

“In the novel "Tourist Breakfast" the writer Zaza Burchuladze discovers his Georgian origin. A disaster for him, but a treat for the reader.“
ZEIT ONLINE

“For a long time I was afraid that Berlin would become too cosy. Zaza Burchuladze will prevent that.“
BOV BJERG

“What's new to say about Berlin? Everything has been said a thousand times. But suddenly a cheeky Georgian comes along and opens up this incredible city to you in a completely new way.“
MIKHAIL SHISHKIN

“A great, fast-paced novel.“
ROLLING STONE

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