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Fazil Iskander

Soviet and Russian writer (1929-2016)

1929   -   2016


genre: memoir, prose, satire, pritcha, essay, aphorism
country of citizenship: Soviet Union, Russia
languages spoken, written or signed: Russian
educated at: Maxim Gorky Literature Institute
occupation: screenwriter, writer, journalist, novelist, poet, essayist
award received: USSR State Prize, Pushkin Prize, Order "For Merit to the Fatherland" II class, State Prize of the Russian Federation, Order "For Merit to the Fatherland" III class, Order "For Merit to the Fatherland" IV class, Triumph, Order of Honour and Glory

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Fazil Abdulovich Iskander (Russian: Фази́ль Абду́лович Исканде́р; Abkhazian: Фазиль Абдул-иҧа Искандер; 6 March 1929 – 31 July 2016) was a Soviet and Russian writer and poet known in the former Soviet Union for his descriptions of Caucasian life. He authored various stories, most famously "Zashita Chika", which features a crafty and likable young boy named "Chik".
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