Bilyal Dobayevich Appayev is an author of ten books, twenty multiple-act and one-act plays, a member of the Unions of Writers and Journalists of the USSR, an honored cultural worker of the Russian Federation, and a recipient of the Presidential award (KChR) for his novel “Complaints of Mountains”… Today, Bilyal Dobayevich is the editor-in-chief of the international magazine of cultural and business life “Golden Plaza”.
So what is the mystery, phenomenon that is called Bilyal Appayev?
There are many components. An organic mix of the most various literary genres, that is Appayev. And here is his own opinion about it: “A writer has to try his hand at the most diverse genres. Pushkin can be an example to all of us: poems, prose, articles, translations, editorial activities, and drawing …”
Bilyal Appayev was born in 1939 in the village of Utchkeken. He graduated from the school in his native village only after his return from the exile. Just then, in the senior classes of high school, young Appayev appeared in the Karachay literature. His first works were published in 1958, and after six years his first book, “To the Homeland,” was published, which contained verses and the poem “In the Hospital”. And in spite of the fact that the Karachay people were also rehabilitated, one circumstance, though – the deportation with a mean and false formulation (I won't even remember it once again) - in people’s mind, thinking by Stalin norms, and there were many of those, any high-potential person in any field could turn into a hereditary or a potential enemy.
After the school Bilyal entered the Philological Department of KChSPI (Karachay-Cherkess State Pedagogical Institute). Upon graduation, he was invited to the regional radio committee as an editor, where he worked for 20 years.