Anatoly Gladilin

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Anatoly Gladilin in 2011

Anatoly Tikhonovich Gladilin (Russian: Анато́лий Ти́хонович Глади́лин, IPA: [ɐnɐˈtolʲɪj ˈtʲixənəvʲɪtɕ ɡlɐˈdʲilʲɪn] (About this soundlisten); 21 August 1935 — 24 October 2018[1]) was a Soviet and Russian writer and poet who defected from the Soviet Union in 1976 and subsequently lived in Paris.[2]


In the 1960s, he was one of the most famous and promising young Russian authors, along with Vasily Aksyonov. In Paris, Gladilin worked for the Radio Liberty and the Deutsche Welle. Among his published works in the West was a novel, FSSR: The French Soviet Socialist Republic — a tale of a Communist coup in France.[3]

Gladilin was awarded the Medal of Pushkin in 2012.[4]

Selected works[edit]

  • Brigantine Raises Sails, Moscow: Soviet Writer, 1959.
  • Going Ahead, Moscow: Young Guard, 1962.
  • Forecast for Tomorrow, Frankfurt: Possev, 1972.
  • Dreams of the Schlusselburg Fortress, Moscow: Politizdat, 1974.
  • The Making and Unmaking of a Soviet Writer: My Story of the Young Prose of the Sixties and After, Ardis, 1979.
  • Moscow Racetrack: A Novel of Espionage at the Track (trans. J.G. Tucker and R. P. Schoenberg), Ardis, 1990.
  • Rogues, Welcome to Paris!, Moscow: Zakharov, 2007.[5]


  1. ^ Умер писатель и диссидент Анатолий Гладилин
  2. ^ Василий Аксенов – одинокий бегун на длинные дистанции
  3. ^ Улица генералов. Попытка мемуаров.
  4. ^ "Во Франции умер писатель Анатолий Гладилин" [Writer Anatoly Gladilin has died in France]. TASS (in Russian). 2018-10-25. Retrieved 2018-10-25.
  5. ^ Россия станет для европейцев землёй обетованной

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