What does the Odessa writer Valery Smirnov write about?
Valery Smirnov - Ukrainian writer-prose writer fromOf Odessa. Most of his works are detective novels. However, in addition, the author often publishes humorous stories and journalistic books devoted to fishing. In total, more than 50 works were published from the pen of the Odessa master.
Brief biography of the writer
Smirnov Valery Pavlovich was born on July 4, 1956in the glorious Odessa. Even in his early childhood he joined the books, which later determined his future destiny. The first stories he began to write while studying at the institute.
However, as a writer Valery Smirnov became famous in1991. It was then that his first book, entitled "Another's Autumn" was published. The main hero of the detective novel was an ambitious guy from Odessa, who managed to overcome all the difficulties of life and make his way from the bottom to the place of the leader of a large mafia organization. This work was to the public's liking, and the debut novel turned into a trilogy.
Among all his writings, the most successful books were:
- "Music played on the Moldavian music";
- "Coffin from Odessa";
- "License for murder";
- The Shadow of the Berserker;
- "The devil's claw".
In 1997, Valery Smirnov won theinternational literary competition "Green Wave". Then the jury recognized him as the most widely read writer in Ukraine. And this was a well-deserved title, since his detectives at that time dispensed in hundred-thousand copies.
Another curious fact is thatValery Smirnov throughout his writing career collaborated with only one edition. Despite the generous offer of competitors, he worked until the last with the printing house "Polygraph".
A connoisseur of the Odessa language
Valery Smirnov is considered to be a greatan expert in Odessa's spoken language. That is why many of the heroes of the writer's novels speak the famous Odessa jargon, which gives them a special charm. In addition, the author published a series of books on the structure and characteristics of the native language. Among them the most popular are:
- "Such and the large semitool dictionary of the Odessa language" (2005);
- "Odessa language" (2008);
- "Odessa Still Bears!" (2008).
Humor in the writer's life
Valery Smirnov, like most of Odessa,is a true connoisseur of humor. Therefore, he collects jokes and anecdotes, and then publishes them in collections. For the sake of justice, we note that in the author's arsenal are not only other people's works, but also their own. Moreover, he is the creator of several very popular in Odessa comedy stories.
- "Look at Duke from the hatch";
- "As at the Deribasovskaya corner of Richelieu";
Valery Smirnov: books devoted to your favorite hobby
All the friends of the writer unanimously declare thatThe greatest hobby of the author (after books, of course) is fishing. During his 60 years, he managed to learn all the habits of local fish, which later turned him into one of the best experts in this field. In order to share his experience with others, he wrote several books devoted to his favorite hobby.
Among them, the most famous are "Magic Mormyshka", "Components of Success" and "Formula of Biting".