Georgii Sholokhov-Siniavskii

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Sholokhov-Siniavskii, Georgii Filippovich


(real surname, Sholokhov). Born Oct 29 (Nov. 11), 1901, on the farmstead of Siniavskii, in what is now Neklinovka Raion, Rostov Oblast; died May 1, 1967, in Moscow. Soviet Russian writer. Member of the CPSU from 1938.

Sholokhov-Siniavskii was born into a peasant family. His first published work was the novella Crime (1928). His novels A Bad Fishing Season (parts 1–3, 1932–37) and Distant Lights (books 1–2,1939–41) and the novella The Kudimov Family (1941) tell of the prerevolutionary life of fishermen and railroad workers and their participation in the revolution. The short-story collection Zmei-Gorynych (1944) and the novel The Volgins (books 1–3, 1947–51) deal with the heroism of the Soviet people during the Great Patriotic War (1941–45). The novel The Restless Age (1959) considers the problems that young people face in determining their path in life. Sholokhov-Siniavskii’s last work was the autobiographical trilogy Bitter Honey (1961–64).

Sholokhov-Siniavskii was awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labor and several medals.


Razgovorpo dusham: Zametki pisatel’ia. Rostov-on-Don, 1961.


Kadzhuni, H. Georgii Filippovich Sholokhov-Siniavskii: Kritiko-biografich. ocherk. Rostov-on-Don, 1961.
Russkie sovetskie pisateli-prozaiki: Biobibliografich. ukazatel’, vol. 6, part 2. Moscow, 1969.
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