Cartoonist, writer, journalist
He was born in 1949 in the village of Maryvka in the North-Kazakhstan region. He graduated from the Kazakh State University. He worked in Kazakh and Russian newspapers and magazines. He was published in the journals Neva, Prostor, Musaget, Knigolyub, Our Street, Friendship of Peoples. In 1992 in the “Neva” was published the story “Mushroom rain in the Novostavka”, in 1993 in “Prostora” – “Sacrificial donkey”. Since then, mostly in these journals, about two dozen stories have been published. Three books were published: “Treebreaker”, “Country without scoundrels”, “White Hole”. The fairy tale “Draw me a golden heart” and the story “Leszek” from the first book were included in the textbook “Russian Literature” for the 5th grade of Kazakh schools. He was a laureate of Soros competitions in nominations “modern play” (“Ark-transit, or Time to build a boat”) and “modern novel” (“Mammoth’s tooth”).
In 2006, Nikolai Verevochkin with the story “A Man Without a Name” became a laureate of the Russian Prize. This prize is awarded for the best work of literature written in Russian by the writers of Transcaucasia, Central Asia and Kazakhstan. Four books of prose have been published. Laureate of the international contest “Russian Award” (2005). The finalist of the literary prize “Yasnaya Polyana” (2007). Lives in Almaty ..