Short-story writer and painter (b. 4 May 1946, İstanbul). She graduated from Ankara Yenimahalle High School for Girls (1964). She started to study at Hacettepe University, Faculty of Medicine and graduated from Atatürk University, Faculty of Medicine (1971). She worked as a physician in Trabzon, Ankara, Adana, İzmir, Almanya and İstanbul. When she retired in 1999, she was a manager at the İstanbul Cancer Information Consultation Center, of which she was the founder.
Apart from her articles on medicine, her literary works have been published in the reviews Gözgü, Ankara Sanat, Bay (Prizren), Kıyı, Türk Dili, E Dergisi, Damar, Kadınların Dünyası, Cumhuriyet Kitap, Güzel Yazılar and in the newspapers Cumhuriyet, Hürriyet, Evrensel, Birlik (Macedonia), etc. She came second at the 1993 Ömer Seyfettin Short Story Award and she won the 1994 Ömer Seyfettin Short Story Special Award with Kaçış Düşleri (Dreams of Escape) and the 1998 Yunus Nadi Short Story Award with Sıradan Öyküler (Ordinary Stories). Moreover, she has held many watercolor and oil painting exhibitions in Ankara, İstanbul and Bursa.
SHORT-STORY: Yorgun Konak (The Tired Mansion, 1989), Kaçış Düşleri (Dreams of Escape, 1994), Geç Kalan Öyküler (Late Stories, 2002), Yorgun ve Yaralı (Tired and Wounded, 2004), Kurutulmuş Çiçek Bahçesi (The Dried Flower Garden, 2003).
TRAVEL LITERATURE: Gezi İzleri (Travel Traces, 2000).
NOVEL: Cehennemde Bir Ada (An Island in Hell, 2002).
CHILDREN’S LITERATURE: Sevginin Masalı (Tale of Love, 1992).
REFERENCE: İhsan Işık / Resimli ve Metin Örnekli Türkiye Edebiyatçılar ve Kültür Adamları Ansiklopedisi (2006, 2007).