(genus. 27.VII.1930, g. Viazma)
The writer, winner of the Booker Prize (for his novel "Cell" / / New World, 1996. -? 5-6, recognized as the best work of literature in 1966), lives in Moscow. In the past - a naval officer, graduated from the Higher Naval School of. Frunze (1952), several years served as a gunner on the Black Sea Fleet flagship battleship Sevastopol. The first literary publication - the weekly "Literary Russia" (1965). First novel "Stepan Sergeevich" was adopted and announced by the magazine "New World", chaired by Tvardovsky, but due to the prohibition of censorship saw the light. In various journals and separate editions of the novel and the novel A. "The prolonged shot", "Berlin - Moscow - Berlin", "Nora", "The search of the Absolute," "War at Sea", "Marriage in the Baltic", "Obldramteatr", "Blood" and others. Roman "Sergei" and the novel "Lopushok" filmed.