Anatolii Shiian

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Shiian, Anatolii Ivanovich


Born Mar. 23 (Apr. 5), 1906, in the village of Borisovka, in what is now Belgorod Oblast. Soviet Ukrainian writer. Member of the CPSU since 1947.

Shiian graduated from the Kiev Institute of Timber Technology in 1929. He was a member of General A. N. Saburov’s partisan unit during the Great Patriotic War of 1941–45. Shiian wrote the novella Slops (1930) and the novel Main Line (1934). He is also the author of the book of sketches Partisan Country (1946) and collections of plays, novellas, and short stories. His most important work, the novel The Thunderstorm (1936), deals with the life of a prerevolutionary village and the people’s struggle for Soviet power; the film Thunderstorm Over the Fields (1959) was based on the novel. Shiian has been awarded three orders and various medals.


Tvory. vols. 1–2. Kiev, 1976.
In Russian translation:
Groza. Moscow, 1959.


Mushketyk, Iu. M. Anatolii Shyian. Kiev, 1960.
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