Russian-born author whose well-known functions, Lolita (1955) and Pale Fire (1962), exemplify his skill in wordplay and literary detail. He was a seven-time finalist for the Country wide Book Prize for Fiction. He was created in St. Petersburg, Russia and was raised speaking French and British, aswell as Russian. He afterwards examined zoology, Slavic dialects, and Romance dialects at Trinity University, Cambridge. He composed an acclaimed memoir entitled Speak, Storage. He wedded Vera Slonim in 1925. The couple’s kid, Dmitri, was created in 1934. Like Boris Pasternak, Nabokov was a well-known Russian novelist.