(1905 – 1995)
Troepolsky Gavriil Nikolayevich (1905 – 1995), the prose writer.
Born November 16 (29 N. p.) In the village of Novospasivka Tambov province in the family of a priest. He received a thorough home education.
He studied at the agricultural school, which he graduated in 1924.
He worked as a village teacher, then with an agronomist in 1931.
From 1938 he began to publish in newspapers and magazines.
In 1953, the journal Novy Mir published a series of satirical stories “From the Notes of the Agronomist”, which later compiled the collection “Prokhor the Seventeenth and Others” (1954).
In 1963 the novel “In the Reeds”, positively marked by criticism, was published. A notable phenomenon of public life was Troepolsky’s essay on “Rivers, Soils and Other”
The most famous work of the writer is the lyrical story “White Bim Black Ear”, written in 1971. The eponymous film was a huge success in the country.
In 1976 he worked in the editorial board of the magazine “Our Contemporary”, was one of the best authors of essay-publicistic prose on agricultural topics.
G. Troepolsky died in Voronezh on June 30, 1995.
A short biography from the book: Russian writers and poets. A short biographical dictionary. Moscow, 2000.