Vadim Nikolaevich Korostylev (August 3, 1923, Moscow - June 1, 1997, ibid.) - Russian Soviet writer, poet, playwright, screenwriter. Born in Moscow. In 1943 he entered the Literary Institute. A.M. Gorky, on the poetic department. Immediately after the war, without graduating from the institute, he went to the North. There was for some time the leader of the wintering of the Karsky Scientific-Commercial Expedition. In 1951, he debuted a book of poems. In 1955 he began writing scripts for the Moscow Youth Theater. Becomes the author of poems of some popular songs (starting with the film Carnival Night). Then he began writing scripts for cinema (Aibolit-66, the King-deer, and others), television plays (Dimka the Invisible, Pro Ivan is not a giant), cartoons (Vovka in the Far Far Away and others). The author of seven historical plays and books for children. He considered himself a follower of Yuri Tynyanov. He continued in Soviet literature the traditions begun by Korney Chukovsky and Yevgeny Schwarz He was buried at Donskoy cemetery.