BirthdayJanuary 1, 1919

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Daniil Granin

    Full name: Daniil Granin
    Also known as: Daniil Granin, Granin, Daniil, Даниил Александрович Гранин, Daniil Alexandrovich Granin
    Education: Leningrad Polytechnical Institute
    Professions: Russian-Soviet writer and historian
    Occupation: Engineer, Soldier, Writer

  2. Daniil Granin Biography

    Daniil Alexandrovich Granin (Russian: ??????? ?????????????? ???????) (born January 1, 1919), original family name German (Russian: ???????), is an author born in the former Soviet Union.Granin started writing in the 1930s, while he was still an engineering student at the Leningrad Polytechnical Institute. After graduation, Granin began working as a senior engineer at an energy laboratory, and shortly after war broke out, he volunteered to fight as a soldier.One of the first widely praised works of Granin was a short story about graduate students titled "Variant vtoroi" (The second variant), which was published in the journal Zvezda in 1949. Granin had continued to study engineering and work as a technical writer before he achieved literary success, thanks to his Iskateli (Those Who Seek, 1955), a novel inspired by his career in engineering. This book was about the overly bureaucratic Soviet system, which tended to stifle new ideas.Granin served as a board member of the Leningrad Union of Writers, and he was a winner of many medals and honors including the State Prize for Literature in 1978 and Hero of Socialist Labor 1989. He has continued to write in the post-Soviet era.

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