Vladimir Nabokov, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Vladimir Nabokov

Russian-American novelist, lepidopterist, professor

Date of Birth: 10-Apr-1899

Place of Birth: Saint Petersburg

Date of Death: 02-Jul-1977

Profession: screenwriter, writer, poet, playwright, translator, zoologist, lepidopterist, university teacher, journalist, chess composer, literary critic, novelist, chess player, autobiographer, science fiction writer

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Aries

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About Vladimir Nabokov

  • Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov (Russian: ?????´??? ?????´??????? ????´??? [vl?'d?im??r vl?'d?im??r?v??t? n?'bok?f] (listen); 22 April [O.S.
  • 10 April] 1899 – 2 July 1977), also known by the pen name Vladimir Sirin (Russian: ?????´??? ??´???), was a Russian and American novelist, poet, translator and entomologist.
  • His first nine novels were written in Russian (1926–38), but he achieved international prominence after he began writing English prose.
  • Nabokov became an American citizen in 1945. Nabokov's Lolita (1955) was ranked fourth in the list of the Modern Library 100 Best Novels in 2007; Pale Fire (1962) was ranked 53rd on the same list; and his memoir, Speak, Memory (1951), was listed eighth on publisher Random House's list of the 20th century's greatest nonfiction.
  • He was a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction seven times. Nabokov was also an expert lepidopterist and composer of chess problems.

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