Gulia, Georgii Dmitrievich
Born Mar. 1 (14), 1913, in Sukhumi. Soviet Russian writer; Honored Art Worker of the Georgian SSR (1943) and the Abkhazian ASSR (1971). Son of D. I. Gulia. Member of the CPSU since 1940.
Gulia began publishing his works in 1930. His novella Spring in Saken (State Prize of the USSR, 1949) came out in 1948; it is part of Friends From Saken (1954), a trilogy about the people of contemporary Abkhazia, which also includes Good City (1949) and Kama (1951). Stories by the Fire (1937), Black Guests (1950), and the novel Whirlpool (1959) deal with Abkhazia’s past. His other published works include the collections of stories White Night (1958) and The Chestnut House (1961); a novel about Soviet scholars, While the EarthTurns ... (1962); the novella Cozy Skurcha (1965); Dmitrii Gulia: The Story of My Father (1963); and the satirical collection The Helicopter and the Mountain Spirit (1959). In recent years, he has worked on historical novels, including Pharaoh Akhnaton (1968), A Man From Athens: A Chronicle in Six Books (1969), and Sulla (1971). Gulia has been awarded four orders and many medals.