Vazha-Pshavela (1861 - 1915) is the pen name of the Georgian poet and writer Luka Razikashvili.

Vazha-Pshavela embarked on his literary career in the mid-1880s. In his works, he portrayed the everyday life and psychology of his contemporary Pshavs. Vazha-Pshavela is the author of many world-class literary works – 36 epics, about 400 poems, plays, and stories, as well as literary criticism, journalism and scholarly articles of ethnographic interest.