Russian prizewinning author who depicted life in the Soviet forced-labor camp.
He served as a commander of a sound-ranging battery in the Red Army during WWII.
He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1970, for One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, the selfsame book that was also responsible for his exile from the Soviet Union in 1974.
Married Natalia Alekseevna Reshetovskaya only to get divorced and later remarried after his sentence in the Gulag. He would later mary Natalia Dmitrievna Svetlova.
He is a winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature like T.S. Eliot.