Pristavkin Anatoly Ignatievich (born 1931), a prose writer.
He was born on October 17 in Lyubertsy, Moscow Region. During the war, he remained an orphan (his mother died of tuberculosis, his father was at the front), was brought up in an orphanage, studied at a vocational school, worked at the age of 12. At the age of 14, he fled from the orphanage (in those years near Moscow there were more than 200 children’s homes “fought” among themselves), worked in Sernovodsk at a cannery. I read a lot, hoping in books. After the war he began to participate in amateur performances, read poetry from the stage, played in plays and was successful. I tried to write poetry myself and read them from the stage, then offered them to the newspaper, and they were printed, which inspired him very much.
After serving in the army, entered the Literary Institute. M. Gorky. Was engaged in a seminar L. Oshanina.
In 1958 in the magazine “Youth” published a series of stories “Military childhood”.
After graduating in 1959, the institute was disappointed in his poetic vocation and decided to work in prose, although he was engaged in the seminar of poet L. Oshanin.
He goes to the Bratsk Hydroelectric Power Station, the scale of construction of which and the boundlessness of Siberia made such a huge impression on him that he has for many years linked his destiny and creativity with this region. He works in a team of concrete workers at the foundation pit of a future station, while also being a correspondent of the Literary Gazette on the construction of a hydroelectric station. In these years he wrote documentary novels “My contemporaries” (1959); “Bonfires in the taiga” (1964); “The Land of Lapia” (1960); novel “The Golubka” (1967).
Returning to Moscow, Pristavkin does not leave “
In the 1970s, he published a story about the war “The Soldier and the Boy”. In 1987, Pristavkin published the most significant of his work – the story “The golden night went by…”, which brought its author wide popularity.
In 1989 the novel “Kukushata” was published. A. Pristavkin lives and works in Moscow.
A short biography from the book: Russian writers and poets. A short biographical dictionary. Moscow, 2000.