Ivan Stadniuk

Stadniuk, Ivan Fotievich


Born Mar. 8, 1920, in the village of Kordyshevka, Voronovitsa Raion, Vinnitsa Oblast, Ukrainian SSR. Soviet Russian writer. Member of the CPSU since 1940.

Stadniuk was the son of peasants. During the Great Patriotic War (1941–15) he worked for the front-line press. He graduated from the editorial department of the Moscow Printing Institute in 1957. Stadniuk published his first works in 1940. His collections of short stories and novellas on life in the Soviet Army include Maksim Perepelitsa (1952), which was made into a film in 1956, Armed Men (1956), The Heart Remembers (1962), and War Stories (1967).

Stadniuk’s novel People Aren’t Angels (parts 1–2, 1962–65) portrays the victory of collectivization in a Ukrainian village. The novel War (books 1–2, 1970–74) re-creates the period preceding and at the beginning of the Great Patriotic War. Stadniuk has also written the plays Love and a Pumpkin (1967) and The Bitter Bread of Truth (1971), as well as screenplays. His works have been translated into foreign languages.

Stadniuk has been awarded five orders and various medals.


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