Anatoly Gladilin

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Anatoly Gladilin in 2011

Anatoly Tikhonovich Gladilin (Russian: Анато́лий Ти́хонович Глади́лин, IPA: [ɐnɐˈtolʲɪj ˈtʲixənəvʲɪtɕ ɡlɐˈdʲilʲɪn] (About this soundlisten); August 21, 1935 — October 24, 2018) was a Soviet-Russian writer and poet. He defected from the Soviet Union in 1976 and lived in Paris[1].

In the 1960s, he was one of the most famous young Russian authors. In Paris, Gladilin worked for the Radio Liberty and the Deutsche Welle. Among his published works in the West was a novel, FSSR: The French Soviet Socialist Republic — a tale of a Communist coup in France.[2]

His other best known works were The Making and Unmaking of a Soviet Writer: My Story of the Young Prose of the Sixties and After, Moscow Racetrack: A Novel of Espionage at the Track and Rogues: Welcome to Paris!".

Gladilin died on October 24, 2018 in Paris at the age of 83.[3]

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