Nosov Evgeny Ivanovich (born 1925), writer of prose. Born January 1 in the village of Tolmachev near Kursk in the family of a hereditary craftsman, blacksmith. The half-starved childhood taught him to fish, hunt, gather herbs to sell and earn bread.
He finished eight classes before the war. The Patriotic War caught him, a sixteen-year-old boy, in his native village, who had to survive the fascist occupation. After the Battle of Kursk (July 5 – August 23, 1943), which he witnessed, Nosov goes to the front, entering the artillery troops.
In 1945, under Koenigsberg, was wounded and on May 9, 1945 met in the hospital in Serpukhov, which later will write the story “Red wine of victory.” After leaving the hospital, he received a disability pension.
After the war he continued his studies, graduated from high school. Since childhood, he loved drawing and obviously possessed talent, he leaves for Central Asia to work as an artist, decorator, literary employee. Begins to write prose.
In 1958 he published his first book of stories and novels “On the Fishing Path”.
In 1961 he returned to Kursk, becoming a professional writer. Studying at the Higher Literary Courses at the Literary Institute. M. Gorky. After graduating in 1902, he continues to seriously engage in self-education. In these years were published “Thirty grains” (1961), “House behind the triumphal arch” (1963), “Where the sun wakes up” (1965).
The works of E. Nosov are printed in the magazines “New World”, “Our Contemporary”, “Ogonek”, “
Great success was the story “Usvyatskie shlemonoscy” (1980); in 1986 under this name comes his collection of novels and short stories (1986); in the same year – a book of essays “At the far station I’ll go”; in 1989 – a book of short stories for younger schoolchildren “Where the sun wakes up”; in 1990 – stories and stories “In the open field”; in 1992 – a book of short stories for senior schoolchildren “Red wine of victory”. E. Nosov lives and works in Kursk.
A short biography from the book: Russian writers and poets. A short biographical dictionary. Moscow, 2000.