(pseudonym of Evalds Lacis). Born Feb. 8, 1923, in Valka. Soviet Latvian writer. Member of the CPSU since 1949.
Vilks was born into a worker’s family. He began to publish in 1941. His World War II experiences are reflected in the collection of stories People of One Truth (1949). Vilks’ collection In Autumn Days (1955; State Prize of the Latvian SSR, 1957) deals with the life of Latvian kolkhoz workers. The stories inGreen Tree (I960), Because of a Minute’s Tardiness (1961), and The Savage (1968) raise problems of modern life and portray the characters of people at work and in their everyday life.
WORKSIn Russian translation:
Rasskazy. Riga, 1957.
V dni osennie. Riga, 1958.
Vse sluchilos’ letom. Moscow, 1960.
Rasskazy. Moscow, 1967.
REFERENCESOcherk istorii latyshskoi sovetskoi literatury. Riga, 1957.
Shveitser, V. “Rasskazy Evalda Vilksa.” Druzhba narodnov, 1968, no. 9.
M. A. MAURINIA