Russian Literature by Gypsy

Question 8

Which Russian writer, from peasant stock, had an illiterate mother who only learned how to read later in life in order to correspond with him? It took him 28 years to write "Virgin Soil Upturned," for which he won the Lenin Prize. It took him 14 years to write "And Quiet Flows the Don," for which he won the Stalin Prize and the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Mikhail Sholokhov