әзілханIn the reading room named after oraz Zhandosov, a book exhibition "Erlik pen Mahabbat zhyrshysy" is organized, dedicated to the life and work of the people's writer of Kazakhstan, veteran of the great Patriotic war, winner of the state prize of the Kazakh SSR Azilkhan Nurshaikhov

Azilkhan Nurshaikhov was born on December 15, 1922 in the Zharminsk district of the Eastern-Kazakhstani region. When he was 14 years old, he started to be interested in poetry and started writing erses. His first verses were printed in 1938 in the Semipalatinsk regional newspaper “Ekpindy”. The young poet entered the Kazakh pedagogical school after Abai in Semei city, after that he studied there at the Pedagogical institute after N. Krupskaya and worked as teacher at the secondary school of the Zharminsk district.

A participant of the Great Patriotic war. A.Nurshaikhov the whole of the war was the commander of the cannon in the 100-th Kazakh shooters brigade, he fought at the Kalininsk, 2-nd Baltik, 1-st and 2-nd Byellorussian fronts.  After the war A.Nurshaikhov enters the faculty of philology of the Kazakh state university after S.M. Kirov (now the Kazakh national university after Al-Farabi). After graduating from the university he works at the editorial office of the newspaper “Socialistic Kazakstan”(now “Egemen Kazakstan”), in which he worked for 17 years, beginning from the literary worker, after that deputy executive secretary, head of department, own correspondent in the Pavlodar region, deputy chief editor. In 1953-1956 – editor of the Pavlodar regional newspaper “Kyzyl tu”, in 1963-1965 – chief editor of the republican newspaper “Kazak adebiyety”. After that he was the worker of the Institute of literature and art after M.Auezov. In 1968 – he is the head of the editorial office of the language, literature and folklore in the newly opened editorial office of the Kazakh Soviet encyclopaedia. He participated in the publication of the first volumes of the encyclopaedia and wrote approximately one hundred encyclopaedic articles. He is a member of the borad of the Writers’ Union of Kazakhstan.

A.Nurshaikhov for many years worked as a journalist. Along with the journalist activity he was engaged in the literary labour. Gradually there formed the creative style of the writer.        He is the author of the essays, short novels and novels. During his lifetime he published more than 40 books: “In the far district” (1956), “The tselina harvest” (1958), “On the bank of the Irtysh” (1959), “The generous region” (1960), “The love song” (1964), ”The years of joy and love’ (1970), “The truth and the legend” (1976), “The two recollections” (1985), “The ornaments of life”, “The writer and his friends” (2000), “The song of eternal love” (2005) and others. His works were published in many languages of the world.

 The multi-year fruitful creative activity of Azilkhan Nurshaikhov was marked by the orders of: “Glory of the 3-rd degree”, “The Patriotic war of the 2-nd degree” (1944), “The badge of honour” (1956), “Friendship of the peoples” (1984), “Parasat” (2005), “Otan”  (2010) and the medals: “For valour” (1943), “For military merits” (1944), “For the victory over Germany in the Great Patriotic war of 1941-1945”, “For liberating Warsaw” (1945). The people’s writer of the Kazakh SSR (1990). The winner of the State prize after Abai (1980), the winner of the International literary prizes after A.Fadeev (1987).

Up to the last days of his life Azilkhan Nurshaikhov led an active public life, participated in the creative evenings, the meetings with the readers. Aged 88, he participated in the Relay race of the fire of the Asiatic games in Semei city, running with the torch the part of the road allotted him.

Azilkhan Nurshaikhov died on February 12, 2011.

In 2016 there in the reading hall “Kazakstan kitaptary” was opened the memorial cabinet of A.Nurshaikhov. There at the exposition of the memorial cabinet are presented the personal things of the writer, the collection of books, the unique prhotographs given to National library of the RK by the family of A.Nurshaikhov. The exposition of the cabinet shows evidently the main stages of the life of the writer. There into the work of the cabinet enters also the carrying out of activities dedicated to A.Nurshaikhov: the thematical exhibitions, excursions, competitions of artistic reading, creative evenings etc.

There at the book exhibition “Erlik pen makhabbat zhyrshysy” from the fond of National library of the RK are presented the materials about the life and creative activity of Azilkhan Nurshaikhov, his works, articles and recollections about him on the pages of the periodical press.

   We invite everybody to the book exhibition!

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