country of citizenship: Soviet Union
language of expression: Russian
educated at: Top Courses for Scriptwriters and Film Directors, Saint Petersburg State University
occupation: writer, screenwriter
award received: USSR State Prize, Order of the Patriotic War 2nd class, Order of Friendship of Peoples, Order of the Badge of Honour
Boris Andreyevich Mozhayev (Борис Андреевич Можаев, June 1, 1923, Pitelino village, Ryazan Governorate - March 2, 1996, Moscow) was a Soviet Russian author, dramatist, script-writer and editor, the USSR State Prize (1989) laureate, best known for his novel Zhivoy (Alive, 1966) and the two-part epic Peasant Men and Women (Muzhiki i babyi, 1972-1980). Supported by Alexander Tvardovsky and admired by Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Mozhayev experienced serious difficulties with publishing his harshly realistic, tinged with bitter humour Village prose, dealing with trials and tribulations of the Soviet peasantry in the years of collectivisation and beyond.
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