Journalist and writer (b. 24 August 1960, İstanbul). She attended Maçka Primary School (1971) and graduated from the English Secondary School for Girls (1976), Robert College (1979) and Boğaziçi University, Department of Psychology (1983). For a while, she worked as a text writer for advertisements and worked at Channel Six TV and at the Turkish Radio and Television Corporation’s Channel Two. She was one of the popular writers of the 90s with her columns in Radikal newspaper, where she has worked as a columnist since 1997. She traveled to different countries in Asia for two years. She has lived in Tokyo and New York. She is a member of the Association of Turkish PEN Writers and the Turkish Authors Association. Her first poem named Zenciyse Yürek (If the Heart is Black) was published in the review Felsefe. Her other poems have been published in the reviews Beyaz, Sombahar and Oluşum.
NOVEL: Haberci Çocuk Cinayetleri (Messenger Boy Murders, 1991), Refakatçı (The Escort, 1994), İki Genç Kızın Romanı (Novel of Two Girls, 2002).
POETRY: Mutfak Kazaları (Kitchen Accidents, 1995), Dünya İşleri (The Works of the World, 2001).
ESSAY: Pazartesi Yazıları ya da Hiç Bunları Kendine Dert Etmeye Değer mi? (Monday Articles or Never Mind These, 1997), Habaset Yazıları ya da Kapı Açık Arkanı Dön ve Çık! / Habaset Yazıları (The Articles of Enormity or the Door is Open, Turn Around and Leave / The Articles of Enormity, 1998), Fakat Ne Yazık ki Sokak Boştu (But Unfortunately The Street Was Empty, 1999), Herkes Seni Söylüyor Sahi Mutsuz musun? (Everyone Talks About You, are You Really Unhappy?, 2001).
Films and TV series he wrote his script:
Biz Kimden Kaçıyorduk Anne? (TV Series 2023)
Beni Unutma (TV Series 2008)
İki Genç Kız (Romancı, Sinema Filmi 2005)
Perihan Mağden (imdb.com, 23.05.2023), Perihan Mağden (sinematurk.com, 23.05.2023), Perihan Mağden dizioyuncu.com, diziseti.tv, diziler.com, 23.05.2023), Perihan Mağden (beyazperde.com, sinemalar.com, 23.05.2023).