MOSCOW, October 8. / Tass /. Russian writer, winner of the Russian Booker Prize, Oleg Pavlov, died at the age of 48. This was reported by the writer Platon Besedin.

“Oleg Pavlov died. A great Russian writer. One of those who could be called a great one,” he wrote on Facebook. According to the writer Vladislav Otroshenko, the farewell to Pavlov will be held on October 9 in the Hospital Church of the Holy Blessed Tsarevich Dimitry in Moscow.

Pavlov graduated from the Literary Institute in Moscow. The first work of the writer was the cycle of stories "Guard elegy", published in the journal "Literary Review" in 1990. Pavlov’s first novel, The State Tale, was published in the New World magazine in 1994 and brought him fame. He has written more than a dozen works, including the Matyushin Case, Karaganda Deviatins, or The Last Days Story, The Hospital Guard Diary, Anti-Criticism, Asystole, The Hospital Guard Diary. Writer's books translated into many foreign languages.

Alexander Solzhenitsyn entrusted Pavlov with the publication of a part of the letters that came to his foundation in the early 1990s; they were reflected in the works of the writer The Russian People in the 20th Century and the Gethsemane Time.

Oleg Pavlov – winner of the New World magazine award (1995), October (1997 and 2002), Znamya (2009), winner of the Russian Booker award (2002), Alexander Solzhenitsyn prize (2012) and Polish literary prize "Angelus".

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