The work, which brought Orlov popularity, Violist Danilov ", was written in 1980. It is the first part of the cycle " Ostankino history ", which Also included a " Pharmacist " and " Sevryuk, or Love to a Ghost ". " Violist Danilov " staged Opera of the same name, is preparing for the production of four feature film.
in the box of the playwright, in addition to the Ostankino trilogy, 7 novels, several novellas, short stories and two plays.
The writer was born in the capital of Russia on August 31, 1936. He studied at the faculty of journalism of Moscow state University, 1959 he worked as a correspondent of " Komsomolskaya Pravda " on the construction of the railway Abakan - Taishet and Sayano-Shushenskaya HPP. In 2009, for the novel " Kamergersky lane received the Gorky literary prize in prose category " Foma Gordeev ". Also awarded the order " Badge of Honor ".