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Sokpakbayev Berdibek

Sokpakbayev Berdibek

Sokpakbayev Berdibek Ydyrysovich (1924-1992) – Kazakh writer, the children's book writer, the author of numerous works about children - was born in 1924 in Kostyube's village of the Narynkolsky region of Almaty area.


Berdibek Sokpakbayev graduated from philological faculty of the Abaya Kazakh teacher training college. Some years taught at rural school. He worked as an editor of the Kazakhfilm film studio, in editorial offices of newspapers and Kazakh adebieti,  Baldyrgan magazines. Worked as a children's literature literary adviser in the Union of writers of Kazakhstan. Graduated  the High literary courses at the Union of writers of the USSR.


Wrote for children and youth. Published about 20 books: "Spring" (the collection of verses, 1950), "Champion" (the story, 1951), «In a far aul» (the story, 1953), «My name is Kozha» (the story, 1957), «Travel to the childhood» (the story, 1960), (The deads do not come back» (the novel, t. I-1967, t. 2-1974), «Where are you, Gaukhar?» (story, 1966) and others.


B. Sokpakbayev is the author of several plays and film scripts. The feature film «My name is Kozha», put according to his scenario in 1967, was awarded on the Cannes international film festival.