Ivan Petrovich Shamyakin (b. 30.01.1921, v. Korma, Dobrush district, Gomel region – 14.10.2004), writer, state and public figure. Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (1994; corresponding member since 1980). People's Writer of the BSSR (1972). Hero of Socialist Labor (1981). Member of the Great Patriotic War.
Printed since 1941, the first novel "The Mother" was published in 1945. The author of novels, novels, plays, screenplays, and literary-critical works. Works on the Great Patriotic War, the heroism of the Soviet soldiers and partisans in the fight against the enemy. In his novels "Atlanty i karyyatydy" (1974), "Vaz'mu tvoy bol" (1978), "Petragrad - Brest" (1981-1993), "Zenit" (1987), "Zlaya zorka" (1993), tales rise important problems of social life, the relationship of the historical past with the present, intergenerational relations, the education of young people, the development of man as a person. Most of the works have been translated into many languages of the peoples of the world. The author of literary-critical articles.
State Prize of the USSR in 1951 for the novel "Glybokaya plyn" (1947-1948). Literary Prize named after Y. Kolas in 1959 for the novel “Krynitsy” (1956), State Prize of the BSSR named after Y. Kolas in 1968 for the novels “Sertsa na daloni” (1963) and “Tryvozhnaye shchastse” (1957-65). Award of the Union State of Belarus and Russia (2002).
Awarded with the Order of Lenin (1981), the October Revolution (1976), the Red Banner of Labor (1955, 1967, 1971), World War of the II degree (1985), Friendship of Peoples (1991), Badge of Honor (1949), Fatherland of the III degree (2001), medals.