HIRSH SHUBIN (b. 1868)
He was born in Polotsk, Russian empire, the son of a merchant and bookseller. At age twenty-one, he wrote a storybook, Di shtifmuter, oder roze di krasovke, an interesante roman (The stepmother, or Rosa the beauty, an interesting novel [about what transpired in Polotsk]) (Vilna: Rozenkrants and Shriftzetser, 1890), 32 pp., later edition (1927). He was to have authored several further storybooks, but his father forbade him from doing so. Until 1914 he was a bookseller, and from 1915 he was a rabbi’s assistant in the city of Trok (Trakai).
Source: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 4.