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Aleksandr Trifonovicb TVARDOVSKY

poet , Russ

Aleksandr TVARDOVSKY, Russ, poet. Board since 1954 and Administration Secretary since 1959; USSR Union of Writers; Chief Editor, journal “Novy Mir”, since 1958; candidate member of the Central Committee, Communist Party of the Soviet Union, since 1961. three Stalin Prizes, 1941, 1946, 1947; Lenin Prize, 1961; Order of Lenin; Order of Patriotic War; Order of Red Star; medals. Member, Communist Party, since 1940.

Background

TVARDOVSKY, Aleksandr was born in 1910 in village Zagore, Smolensk Oblast.

Education

During 1930's student, Smolensk Pedagogical Institute. 1939 graduated Moscow Institute of Philosophy, Literature and History.

Career

Created a type of literature comic hero - the soldier Vasya Terkin. Translated verse from Belarusian into Ukrainia. Edited Russian-language anthologies of Belarusian and Ukrainia poetry.

Made “creative trips” trough the USSR after World War II and traveled abroad with a delegate of writers. Deputy, Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic Supreme Soviet of 1947, 1951 and 1959 convocation. 1924-1931 corresponding for Smolensk newspapers.

1939-1940 Red Army war-corresponding in Western Belarusian. 1939-1940 commissioned combatant in Russo-Finnish War and corresponding, newspaper “Na strazhe Rodiny”. 1941-1945 special front-line press correspondent.

195054 Chief Editor, ‘‘Novy Mir”.

Politics

Member, Communist Party, since 1940.

Membership

Member, Communist Party, since 1940.