Ivan Bunin (1870-1953)

Death: 8th November 1953
Location: Cimetière de Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois, Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois, Essonne, France
Cause of death: Heart Failure
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Russian writer. Awarded the 1933 Nobel Prize for Literature for the strict artistry with which he has carried on the classical Russian traditions in prose writing. 
He was encouraged to write by his brother and began by writing poetry and later changed to short stories. He also translated the work of others, including Byron and Tennyson, into Russian.  In 1903 he was awarded the Pushkin Prize for his translation of Song of Hiawatha by Longfellow.  After the 1917 revolution he left Russia and settled in France. In his diary, published as Cursed Days, he discusses his feelings about the regime of the Bolsheviks.