Chigrinov, Ivan

Chigrinov, Ivan Gavrilovich


Born Dec. 21, 1934, in the village of Velikii Bor, Kostiukovichi Raion, Mogilev Oblast. Soviet Byelorussian writer. Member of the CPSU since 1973.

Chigrinov graduated from the philology department of Byelorussian University in 1957. He was first published in 1961. He is the author of the short story collections The Birds Fly to Freedom (1965), The Happiest Man (1967), and A Man Went to War (1973), which deal with the life and labor of Soviet people and with the heroism of the past war and its consequences. His pair of novels The Quail’s Cry (1972) and Blood Acquittal (1977) depict the dramatic nature of events and the fates of individuals at the beginning of the Great Patriotic War of 1941–45. Chigrinov is a coauthor of a television screenplay about the Minsk party underground entitled The Ruins Are Firing (1973; State Prize of the Byelorussian SSR, 1974).


In Russian translation:
Po svoim sledam. Moscow, 1968.
V tikhom tumane. Moscow, 1970.
Plachpere pelki. Moscow, 1976.


Kuleshov, F. “Vstrechi na dorogakh.” Druzhba narodov, 1966, no. 9.
Bocharov, A. “Logika istorii i logika iskusstva.” VL, 1972, no. 12.
Kozlov, I. “Ognevye sorokovye.” Literaturnoe obozrenie, 1973, no. 2.
Iurevich, V. “Ispytanie obstoiatel’stvami.” Ibid., 1977, no. 8.