Distinguished Ukrainian writer Pavlo Zagrebelnyi died last night, the Union of Writers of Ukraine informed.

Pavlo Zahrebelnyi (born August 25, 1924 in Soloshyne village, Poltava Oblast) is a well-known Ukrainian novelist, author of short stories, novels about World War II, also social and historical novels. He is a laureate of the State Award of Ukraine (1974) and the State Award of the USSR (1980). He has also been awarded the Hero of Ukraine award for his works on August 25, 2004.

One of his best known novels is Roksolana (1980) about the life of Anastasia Lisovska, a Ruthenian girl from Galicia who became a wife Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent and played a prominent role in the sixteenth century Ottoman Empire.

Notable works: Dyvo, Epraksiya, Yaroslav Mudryi, Yevprasksiya, Yuliya abo zaprosennya do samovbyvstva, Pervomist, Pivdennyi komfort, Roksolana, Smert` u Kyyevi, Tysiacholitniy Mykolay.

Zahrebelny`s books are translated into 23 languages.

President Viktor Yushchenko offered his condolences over death of famous Ukrainian writer Pavlo Zagrebelny, who died in Kyiv on February 3 aged 84, President’s Press Secretary Iryna Vannykova informed today.


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