Vladimirov (real name – Volosevich) Georgy Nikolayevich (born 1931), novelist, critic.
Born February 19 in Kharkov in the family of a teacher. He studied at the Suvorov school, but did not continue his military education, enrolling at the Faculty of Law of the Leningrad University, which he graduated in 1953.
In 1954 he appeared as a literary critic with articles “To the dispute about Vedernikov,” “The Village of Ognyshchanka and the Big World,” “Three Days from life of Holden “, etc. Since 1956 he worked as editor of the prose department of the magazine” New World “.
In 1961 the novel “The Big Ore”, which gained wide popularity, was published. Then the story “Faithous Ruslan” (1964) was written, about which the critic N. Ivanov will later write: “Vladimirov took up the most difficult task: to investigate the essence and tragedy of the most gloomy euphoric consciousness that was formed by the media and... authoritarian art.. ”
In May 1967, Vladimirov turned to the Fourth Congress of the Writers’ Union demanding freedom of creativity and open discussion of Solzhenitsyn’s letter to the congress:” … are we a nation scum shepherds and informers? Or are we a great people who gave the world an incomparable galaxy of geniuses? .. “
In 1969 in the magazine “New World” was published the novel “Three Minutes of Silence”, which was a great success for readers.
In 1977, Vladimir left the Writers’ Union and took over the leadership of the Moscow section of the organization “Amnesty International.” Under the threat of arrest, he emigrated to West Germany in 1983, where he became editor-in-chief of the journal Grani (Posev Publishers, Frankfurt am Main).
Since 1988, Vladimir lives in Niederhausen (Germany), working on a novel about General Vlasov.
A short biography from the book: Russian writers and poets. A short biographical dictionary. Moscow, 2000.