Biography for One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

Penguin Putnam
Nobel Prize winning author Alexander Solzhenitsyn was born in 1918. With works that challenged the leadership of the Soviet Union, he became one of the most controversial writers in Russian history. Exiled for most of his life, he returned to Russia after the collapse of communism. On August 3, 2008 he died in his homeland at the age of 89.