Researcher of literature and critic (b. 1 January 1958, Akdağmadeni / Yozgat). He attended Yozgat Cumhuriyet Primary School (1969), Yozgat İmam Hatip High School (1976) and graduated from Ankara Trade School, Department of Public Administration (1979). He worked as a civil servant, Chief and Director of Commerce of Ankara Yem Industry Inc. (two periods, 1976-87, 1987-93), as Director and Assistant General Secretary at Kırıkkale University Health, Culture and Sports Department (1993-98) and as a manager at private organizations in Kırıkkale, Mersin and İstanbul (1982-87, 1998-2004). He was one of the founders of the reviews Kayıtlar (1990-1995) and Hece (first issued in 1997). He founded and edited the electronic review Edebistan.com on the Internet (1999). He produced and presented the weekly TV program on culture, art and literature on Kanal 7 with the name Sözgelimi (Say, 2003-2004).
His first research article was published in the review Mavera (June 1982, issue: 67), and his later essays, research and critiques appeared in the reviews Mavera, Kayıtlar, Hece, Yedi İklim, İlim ve Sanat, İslâm, Yom Sanat, Dergâh, Düzyazı Defteri, Yitik Düşler, Kırklar, İmge Öykülert and in the newspapers Zaman, Yeni Şafak, Vakit and Olay (London). He received the Writers Union of Turkey’s Literary Critique Award in 2001 with his work of five volumes titled Yeni Türk Edebiyatında Öykü (The Short Story in New Turkish Literature) and the Writers Union of Turkey’s Electronic Publication Award in 2002 with his website Edebistan (“Literatureland”).
STUDY: Hasan Aycın Çizgilerinden Örneklerle Çizgi Sanatında Dil ve Mesaj (Language and Message in the Art of Drawing with Examples of the Drawings of Hasan Aycın, 1995), Sevgilinin Evi / Ev-Kâbe Simgeciliği Üzerine Bir Çözümleme (Lover’s House / Home, an Analysis on the Symbolism of Kabe, 1997).
CRITIQUE-ESSAY-REVIEW: Mimlerin Abecesi (Alphabet of Mimes, 1995), Şirazeden Şirazeye (From a Headband to a Headband, 1997), Öykü İzleri (Story Evidence, 2000).
ANALYTICAL ANTHOLOGY: Yeni Türk Edebiyatında Öykü (The Short Story in New Turkish Literature, 5 volumes, 1997-2001).
INTERVIEW: Öyküce Konuşmalar (Story-like Conversations, 2003).
EDITION: Hüseyin Su Kitabı (Book of Hüseyin Su, in collaboration with Kemal Aykut, 2005).
REFERENCE: Mustafa Baydemir / Okuma Denemeleri-Çizgi ve Ötesi (Yedi İklim, Aralık 1995), Mustafa Kutlu / Türk Öykücülüğünün Yüz Yıllık Hikâyesi (söyleşi, Dergâh, Aralık 1998), Necip Tosun / Gelenek ve Modernlik Çevresinde Öykü (Hece, Nisan 1999), İhsan Işık / Türkiye Yazarlar Ansiklopedisi (2001, 2004) – Encyclopedia of Turkish Authors (2005) - Resimli ve Metin Örnekli Türkiye Edebiyatçılar ve Kültür Adamları Ansiklopedisi (2006, gen. 2. bas. 2007) - Ünlü Fikir ve Kültür Adamları (Türkiye Ünlüleri Ansiklopedisi, C. 3, 2013) - Encyclopedia of Turkey’s Famous People (2013), Mehmet Nuri Yardım / Ömer Lekesiz’in Eleştiri Dünyası (Hece Eleştiri Özel Sayısı, Mayıs-Haziran-Temmuz 2003), TBE Ansiklopedisi (2001), Nazir Akalın / Şairin Eldivenleri (2003).