Born February 29 in the village of Verkola Arkhangelsk region in a peasant family. He graduated from a rural school.
In 1938 he entered the Leningrad State University. In the first days of the Great Patriotic War he went to the militia and during the summer and autumn of 1941 he took part in the defense of Leningrad. He was injured several times, was treated in hospitals. In the summer of 1942 he returned to the army, but as a non-combatant was left in the rear of the political department.
After the demobilization he graduated from the University and postgraduate studies, defended his thesis on the work of M. Sholokhov.
In 1949 he first appeared in the press as a literary critic.
In 1958 F. Abramov’s first novel “Brothers and Sisters” was published,
Prior to 1960, he taught and headed the Department of Soviet Literature at the Leningrad State University, then completely devoted himself to literary creation.
In 1968 he wrote the novel Two Winters and Three Years, then The Pathways-Crossroads (1973), which continued the village theme.
In 1975 he received a State Prize for novels that compiled the “Pryasliny” trilogy, dedicated to the life of the Russian village during the war and postwar years.
In different years published widely acclaimed tale: “Fatherless” (1961), “Pelagia” (1969), “Wooden horses” (1970), “Alka” (1972).
In recent years, the life of the story “Mamonikha” and a collection of short stories “Grass-marava”.
Abramov’s works were repeatedly staged for theaters. Abramov died in 1983.
After death, collections of journalism “Than We Live-Feed” (1986), “Word in the Nuclear Age”, “About Daily Bread and Spiritual Bread” (1987) were published. In 1993 – 1994, previously published works were not published – “Three stories”, “Life of Maxim” (“Aurora” magazine).
A short biography from the book: Russian writers and poets. A short biographical dictionary. Moscow, 2000.