(1908 – 1981)
> Nilin Pavel Filippovich (1908 – 1981), the prose writer.
Born January 3 (16th century) in Irkutsk in the family of exile settler. He began his working life early, having tried many professions: he was a fitter, a stoker, served in the criminal investigation department, which later became a solid material for the first notes, articles and satirical articles in the Irkutsk newspaper Vlast Truda.
Becomes a professional journalist, travels a lot around the country, publishes essays in the central newspapers and the magazine “Our Achievements.”
Nilin’s first book, The Man Goes Up: Essays on Ordinary Life, dedicated to the miners of Donbass, was published in 1936. In 1930, his stories were published one by one: “My Favorite Girl,” “Matvey Kuzmich,” “The Famous Pavlyuk,”...
In 1940 he wrote the script for the first series of the movie “Big Life”.
During the Patriotic War, Nilin is at the front as a military correspondent for the newspaper Pravda. In 1946 the script of the second series of the film “The Great Life” was written.
Since the mid-1950s, the most fruitful period in Nilin’s work begins – the stories “Beetle”, “Acquaintance with Tishkov”, the most famous of his novels “Probation” and “Cruelty” (1956).
In 1962, the novel “Through the Cemetery” was published, in 1973 – “Dur”, in 1978 – “For the first time married”. P. Nilin died in 1981 in Moscow.
A short biography from the book: Russian writers and poets. A short biographical dictionary. Moscow, 2000.