(1928 – 1990)
Pikul Valentin Savvich (1928 – 1990), the prose writer.
He was born on June 13 in the village of Kagarlyk in the family of a sailor. The family moves to Leningrad, where they are caught by the war. Father serves in the North. Winter thirteen-year-old boy lived in besieged Leningrad, in 1942 was evacuated. I decided to make my way to the father of the Northern Fleet, but my father was already at the front line (he died in the battles for Stalingrad, being a commissar of the Marine Corps Battalion).
From the age of fifteen the future writer serves in the Northern Fleet, a young man on the ship, at the age of 16 becomes commander of a combat post, later – a navigator electrician.
After the war, having no higher education, is engaged
In 1971, in the magazine Zvezda, Pikul’s novel Perot and Sword was published. All his books were very successful, his popularity was extraordinary. Pikul’s performance was unique.
In 1974, the novel “The Word and the Affair” was released. In the 1980s novels appeared: “Three ages Okini-san”, “Favorite”, “I have the honor.”
In 1983 he wrote “Miniatures”, original little novels.
Titanic work was interrupted by death, which came on July 17, 1990.
A brief biography from the book: Russian writers and poets. A short biographical dictionary. Moscow, 2000.