Working name of Russian writer Alexander Grinevski (1880-1932). The first and last Soviet Romantic, AG created in his books a new, wonderful world populated by wonderful people. He wrote mainstream fiction, adventure novels, mysteries – The Scarlet Sails (1922) – and fantasy. In Running on Waves (1924) the hero meets a very mysterious woman who will save his life more than once and who, as it turns out, is a real woman and a ghost at the same time. The Shining World (1923) could be labelled fantasy, as could most of his short stories. Some of AG's books were made into movies that were quite popular for some time. [CMK]
see also: Russia.