Aleksandr GONCHAR, USSR 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.
GONCHAR, Aleksandr was born in 1918.
1937 graduated Kharkov Technicum of Journalism. 1946 graduated Dnepropetrovsk University.
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.