Leonid NOVICHENKO, USSR Ukrainia writer, critic and literature specialist. Doctor of Philological Science; corresponding member, Ukrainia Academy of Sciences; Presidium member and Secretary, Ukrainia Union of Writers; senior associate, Shevchenko Institute of Literature, Ukrainia Academy of Sciences.
NOVICHENKO, Leonid was born in 1914 in village Rusanovka, now Sumy Oblast, Ukrainia.
1932 graduated.GadyachPedag.Technicum. 1939 graduated Kiev University. Completed postgrad, course at Shevchenko Institute of Literature, Ukrainia Academy of Sciences.
1932-1934 on edition staff of a rayon newspaper. Since 1939 member, edition staff, “Literaturna gazeta” (Literary Gazette), then journal “Radyanska literatura” (Soviet Literature). At the start of World War II member, edition staff, newspaper “Radyanska Ukraina” (Soviet Ukraine), published in the front zone.
1943 Executive Editor, newspaper “Literatura i mystetstvo” (Literature and Art), then Executive Editor, “Literaturna gazeta”. After World War II worked for Central Committee, Communist Party Ukraine, then Chief Editor, journal “Vitchyzna” (Homeland). 1954-1959 Deputy Chairman, Ukrainia Union of Writers.