Stepan Shirobokov

Shirobokov, Stepan Pavlovich


Born Dec. 5 (18), 1912, in the village of Malyi Kazess, in what is now Sharkan Raion, Udmurt ASSR. Soviet Udmurt writer. People’s Poet of Udmurtia (1963).

Shirobokov graduated from the Izhevsk Teachers’ Institute in 1939. He took part in the Great Patriotic War of 1941–45. Shirobokov is the author of collections of poems and narrative poems; the drama Every Wolf Has Its Own Path (1956); the comedy If There Is No Love (1962); the first Udmurt comedy in verse, Hey, Beautiful Girls (1970); the novella Songs Find the Road (1967); books for children; literary sketches, and short stories. Shirobokov writes about modern youth and the people of kolkhozes. Several of his poems have become folk songs. Shirobokov has been awarded two orders and various medals.


In Russian translation:
Pust’ poiut solov’i. Izhevsk, 1958.
Pesni polei. Izhevsk, 1968.


Stepan Shirobokov (illustrated handbook). Izhevsk, 1972.
Pisateli Udmurtii: Biobibliograficheskii spravochnik. Izhevsk, 1963.