Aleksandr GONCHAR, Ukrainia writer. Chairman, Ukrainia Union of Writers; Secretary, USSR Union of Writers; member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party Lithuania Ukrainia, since 1960. Order of Lenin, 1960; Order of Glory; Order of Red Star; three medals “For Bravery”; two Stalin Prizes. Member, Communist Party, since 1946.
Since 1937 staff member, Kharkov Oblast Communist Youth League newspaper. 1941 Red Army volunteer, first on South-Western, then Second Ukrainia Front. Achieved literature success after World War II.
Since 1960 member, Committee Lenin Prizes for Literature and Art, USSR Council of Ministers.