Boris Leonidovich Pasternak
Born: 10 February 1890, Moscow, Russia
Died: 30 May 1960, Peredelkino, Russia
Residence at the time of the award: USSR
Prize motivation: "for his important achievement both in contemporary lyrical poetry and in the field of the great Russian epic tradition"
Field: poetry, prose
Boris Pasternak first accepted the award, but was later caused by the authorities of his country to decline the prize.
Prize share: 1/1