Boris Pasternak

Boris Leonidovich Pasternak was born in Moscow in 1890 and was a writer, poet and translator. His most famous work, Dr Zhivago, was initially rejected for publication in the USSR, but the manuscript was smuggled to Italy for publication. In 1958 he won the Nobel Prize for Literature, but was forced to decline the prize by the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.He died in 1960