Rybakov Anatoly Naumovich (1911-1998) is a prose writer.
He was born on January 1 (14 N.) in Chernigov to seven engineers.
Since 1918 he lives in Moscow, where he graduated from the school and entered the Moscow Institute of Transport Engineers. After graduating in 1934, he worked as an engineer and trucking enterprises in Ufa, Kalinin Ryazan, during the war – in military units.
After the war A. Rybakov turns to literary activity, beginning to write adventure stories for young people – the story “Kortik” (1948) and its continuation – the story “The Bronze Bird” (1956). The following novels were addressed to youth: “The Adventures of Krosh” (1960) with the continuation of “Krosh Vacation” (1966). Both novels were screened – “Dirk” in 1954, “The Adventures of Krosh” in 1966.
The first novel, written by Rybakov, was dedicated to people who knew him well – “Drivers” (1950). The novel “Ekaterina Voronina” (1955), screened in 1957, was a great success. In 1964 he published the novel “Summer in Sosnyaky.”
In 1978, the novel “Heavy Sand” was published, the theme of which (the fate of Jews in Russia) has long worried the writer and finally got its embodiment. The novel “The Children of Arbat”, written in 1987, was one of the first about the fate of the younger generation of the thirties, the time of great losses and tragedies.
In 1989 his sequel “Thirty-fifth and other years” was published.
In 1990 – the novel “Fear”, in 1994 – “Ashes and Ashes”.
In 1995 he published the Collected Works in seven volumes. A. Rybakov lives and works in Moscow.
A short biography from the book: Russian writers and poets. A short biographical dictionary. Moscow, 2000.