Anatoly Gladilin

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Anatoly Gladilin

Anatoly Tikhonovich Gladilin (Russian: Анато́лий Ти́хонович Глади́лин; IPA: [ɐnɐˈtolʲɪj ˈtʲixənəvʲɪtɕ ɡlɐˈdʲilʲɪn]; born August 21, 1935) is a Russian writer and poet who defected from the Soviet Union in 1976 and has since lived in Paris.

In the 1960s, he was one of the most famous and promising young Russian authors, along with Vasily Aksyonov. 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.


  • Prognoz na zavtra (Forecast for tomorrow), Frankfurt: Possev, 1972.
  • The Making and Unmaking of a Soviet Writer: My Story of the "Young Prose" of the Sixties and After, Ardis, 1979.
  • Moscow Racetrack: A Novel of Espionage at the Track (transl. J.G. Tucker and R. P. Schoenberg), Ardis, 1990.

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