Boris Pilnyak

Boris Pilnyak is the author of "The Naked Year, Mahogany" (also published by Ardis), and "The Volga Falls to the Caspian Sea." In 1937 he was arrested on charges of counter-revolutionary activities, spying, and terrorism. He was tried on April 21, 1938 (in a proceeding that lasted 15 minutes) and condemned to death.