Kuznetsov, Anatolii [Кузнецов, Анатолій; Kuznecov, Anatolij; pseudonym: A. Anatolii], b 18 August 1929 in Kyiv, d 13 June 1979 in London, England. Russian writer of Jewish origin. He grew up in Kyiv and graduated from the Gorky Institute of Literature in Moscow. In 1969 he was granted asylum in London while visiting there. He was the author of two story collections and three novels, the most famous of which was Babii Iar (1967; uncensored English trans: Babi Yar, 1970), a documentary novel about the mass murders committed by the Nazis at the Babyn Yar ravine in Kyiv (see Nazi war crimes in Ukraine).
[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 2 (1988).]
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