Born in 1970 in Moscow, Oleg Pavlov is a critically acclaimed award winning author of several books with a social and personal theme in their core. His trademark is the decontamination of the truth about life and the preciousness of our time on this planet. Use life wisely; live to love, live to love humanely, with the dedication of a saint – this is the message the author sends out into the world from the pages of his novels.
Oleg Pavlov’s military background and lessons he learned while being drafted and serving in most impossible places where he witnessed heart wrenching events, met forgotten people with forgotten souls, is the motive of his narrative – immediate, sharp, absolute.
Pavlov’s career in the army had to end when he was discharged following a medical diagnosis of mental instability. The tag meant the end of Pavlov’s prospects for any respectable future. Having worked as a janitor, he quickly realized that his life was a palette he could draw from, and so he did.
His personal journey resulted in a literary debut in 1994 with Military Apologue which was recognized by the Booker Prize among the best six novels of the year.
A climbing line of success followed this first publication of his - Oleg Pavlov authored many novels, articles and essays on most burning subjects related to Russian social dynamics and development. Today, Pavlov is a well known and celebrated author in the Russian modern literature, an intriguing author and a literary phenomenon of the great caliber.