June 27, 1905|
|Died||June 21, 1970
Lev Abramovich Kassil (Russian: Лев Абра́мович Касси́ль) (27 June 1905, Pokrovskaya – 21 June 1970, Moscow) was a Soviet writer of juvenile and young adult literature, depicting Soviet life, teenagers and their world, school, sports, cultural life, and war.
In 1923 Kassil entered Moscow State University, where he studied aerodynamics. He published his first tale in 1925, and eventually became a REF[disambiguation needed] and LEF member. In 1927 Mayakovsky invited him to share in the magazine called New LEF.
His books were often "development novels" describing how young people could, despite their mistakes, reach a mature view of life. Modesty, unselfishness, endurance, and courage were virtues that Kassil held dear.
In 1950 he received the Stalin Prize for his book «Улица младшего сына» (1949, co-authored with M. Polyanovsky), the life story of young Volodia Dubinin and his struggle during the German invasion of the Soviet Union.
- The Black Book and Schwambrania (1930-1933) - «Кондуит и Швамбрания»
- The Great Opposition
- The Goalkeeper of the Republic (1938) - «Вратарь республики»
- Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names (5th ed.). New York: Springer Verlag. p. 174. ISBN 3-540-00238-3.