Vasil Bykaw

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Birthday
19, 1924
Birthplace
Belarus
Death Date
Jun 22, 2003 (79)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
19, 1924
Birthplace
Belarus
Death Date
Jun 22, 2003 (79)

About

A prolific World War II-era author and Nobel Prize nominee, he is considered one of the most important Belarusian literary figures. His works include The Wall, The Long Road Home, and The Obelisk.

Before Fame

He joined the Red Army in his late teens. He published his first short story, Crane's Cry, in 1960.

Trivia

In 1980, he was named the People's Writer of the Belarusian SSR.

Family Life

He was survived by his wife Iryna.

Associated With

Russian writer Joseph Brodsky endorsed Bykaw for the Nobel Prize in Literature.