Georgy Markov was born on April 6 (19), 1911 in the village of Novo-Kuskovo (now Asinovsky District, Tomsk Region) in the family of a bear hunter Mokey Frolovich and a peasant woman Evdokia Vasilyevna. In 1927-1931 he was at Komsomol work in Tomsk. In 1930-1932 he studied at the evening department of Tomsk State University, but did not graduate from it. In 1931-1941 - at the editorial work (editor of the children's magazine "Tovarishch" and the newspaper "Bolshevik Smena" in Novosibirsk, the newspaper "Young Bolshevik" in Omsk). Since 1936 it began to print. Member of the Great Patriotic War: from June 1941, he was a war correspondent for the newspaper “At the military post” of the Transbaikal Front, participated in the defeat of the Kwantung Army. Member of the Writers' Union since 1943. He was demobilized from the army in December 1945. In 1956 he moved to Moscow. From 1956 to 1971 - Secretary of the Board of the Union of Writers of the USSR, simultaneously from 1959 to 1965 - Chairman of the Board of the Moscow branch of the Union of Writers of the RSFSR. From July 2, 1971 to June 28, 1986 - the first secretary of the Union of Writers of the USSR. From June 28, 1986 to January 18, 1989 - Chairman of the Board of the Union of Writers of the USSR. Member of the Central Committee of the CPSU (1971–90). Member of the Central Committee of the CPSU (1966–71). The delegate of the XXVI Congress of the CPSU (1981). Member of the Council of the Union of the USSR Supreme Council 7-11 convocations (1966-1989) from Moscow. In 1973 he signed a letter from a group of Soviet writers about Solzhenitsyn and Sakharov. In 1978, he transferred the Lenin Prize for the creation of a library in the native village of Novo-Kuskovo. Chairman of the Committee on Lenin and State Prizes of the USSR in the field of literature, art and architecture since 1979. Chairman of the Commission on Literary Heritage M. S. Shaginyan. Without sharing many moments of perestroika, on January 18, 1989, of his own free will, resigned as chairman of the board of the Union of Writers of the USSR. He died after a serious long illness on September 26, 1991 in Moscow. He was buried at the Troekurovsky cemetery. A modest monument is installed on the grave of the writer. Here the wife is buried - Agnia Alexandrovna (Agnia Kuznetsova).