(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,” ” The Last Theft, “
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.