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Ivan Alekseevich SKRYGAN

Belarusian writer and literature critic

Ivan SKRYGAN, Belarusian writer and literature critic. Member, Auditing Commission, Belarusian Union of Writers; Fiction Editor, Belarusian State Publ. House.

Background

SKRYGAN, Ivan was born in 1905 in village Trukhanovichy, now Minsk Oblast.

Education

1932 graduated Literature and Linguistic Department, Pedagogical Faculty, Belarusian University, Minsk.

Career

1924-1928 on edition staff, Slutsk newspaper “Vyaskovy budaunik” (Rural Constructor), then ‘‘Chyrvonaya Polachchyna” (Red Polotchina) and “Literatura i mastatstva” (Literature and Art). 1939 arrested and deported as an “enemy of the people”. 1956 rehabilitated; during deportation worked for industrial enterprises in Kazakhstan and Siberia, then in Estonia.