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Andrey Vasilevich GOLOVKO

Ukrainia writer

Andrey GOLOVKO, Ukrainia writer. Presidium member, Ukrainia Union of Writers, and member, Central Auditing Commission, USSR Union of Writers, since 1959. Order of Red Banner of Labor, 1960.

Background

GOLOVKO, Andrey was born in 1897 in village Yurki, now Poltava Oblast.

Career

Was village school teacher. 1920-1922 Red Army volunteer, then instructor, Kharkov Military School for Red Sergeant-Majors. After demobilisation, village school teacher.

1922 joined Society of Ukrainia Peasant Writers, “Plug” (The Plow). 1941-1945 war correspondent for newspaper “Kommunist” and many other front-line newspapers.