Vladimir Nabokov

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Birthday
23, 1899
Birthplace
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Death Date
Jul 2, 1977 (78)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
23, 1899
Birthplace
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Death Date
Jul 2, 1977 (78)

About

Russian-born author whose famous works, Lolita (1955) and Pale Fire (1962), exemplify his skill in wordplay and literary detail. He was a seven-time finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction.

Before Fame

He was born in St. Petersburg, Russia and grew up speaking French and English, as well as Russian. He later studied zoology, Slavic languages, and Romance languages at Trinity College, Cambridge.

Trivia

He wrote an acclaimed memoir entitled Speak, Memory.

Family Life

He married Vera Slonim in 1925. The couple's son, Dmitri, was born in 1934.

Associated With

Like Boris Pasternak, Nabokov was a famous Russian novelist.