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Daniil Aleksandrovich Granin

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Daniil Granin, USSR Author.

Background

Granin, Daniil was born in 1919 in Volyn’, Kursk Oblast’. Son of a forester.

Education

Graduated from the Leningrad Polytechnical Institute, 1940.

Career

Chief engineer in the Energy Laboratory and Construction Bureau at the Kirov Works, Leningrad, 1940-1949. Probably worked in the military industry since there is no trace of his military service during the war. First publications in 1949.

Became an established writer in the 1960s. Very often appeared in Literaturnaia Gazeta and Moscow News. In a brief article in the latter reviewing the 1970s, condemned L. Brezhnevas a medal-lover, who had lost contact with reality and fallen for praise from toadies.