(1909 – 1983)
Kron (Kerin) Alexander Alexandrovich (1909 – 1983), prose writer, playwright.
He was born on June 30 (July 13, 2001) in Moscow to the composer’s family. During the civil war he got into a children’s correctional colony near Moscow, where he studied and acquired a specialty. Have worked. In 1930 he graduated from the Faculty of History and Philosophy of Moscow University. As a student, he wrote for 20 days the play “Rifle No. 492116”, dedicated to the problem of child homelessness during the Civil War. The play was staged at the Leningrad Theater.
In 1930 – 31 he worked in Baku. In the 1930s, plays were written: “Coward” (1934), “Our Weapon” (1936), a popular comedy “Deep Intelligence” (1937-40).
During the Patriotic War he served in the navy, participated in the defense of Leningrad, while working for the military press. In 1942 he wrote (together with V. Azarov and S. Vishnevsky) the comedy “The wide sea spread out” set during the siege of Leningrad; in 1944 – the play “Officer of the Fleet”, staged by the Moscow Art Theater in 1945.
After the war, published plays “Second Breath” (1946) and “Party Candidate” (1950). In the 1950s A. Kron’s Notes of the Writer were sharply criticized.
In the 1960s he wrote a series of short stories and a book of essays on his trip to Indonesia (“On the Move and at Anchor”, 1961). In 1964 he published the novel “Home and Ship”; in 1977 – the novel “Insomnia,” which was a great success for readers.
The last work of the writer was a novel “
A short biography from the book: Russian writers and poets. A short biographical dictionary. Moscow, 2000.