Novelist and short-story writer (b. 15 April 1945, Bursa). She attended primary and secondary schools in Bursa and high school in New York. After she graduated from Robert College, she did her PhD thesis on “Yirminci Yüzyıl Tiyatrosunda Gerçeklik ve Yanıl–sama” (Reality and Illusion in Twentieth Century Theatre) at Sorbonne University in France. After working as a dramatist at Ankara State Theatre for a while (1971-73), she settled in İstanbul and did translations.
Pınar Kür, whose short stories were published in thee periodicals and newspapers Dost, Cumhuriyet, Yazko-Edebiyat, Gösteri from 1971 became well known for her novel Yarın Yarın (Tomorrow Tomorrow). This novel, Asılacak Kadın (A Woman To Be Hanged, 1979) and Bitmeyen Aşk (Unending Love, 1986), which were adapted for the cinema, were banned since they were regarded as obscene. She won Sait the Faik Short Story Award with Akışı Olmayan Sular (Waters That Flow Nowhere, 1983)
NOVEL: Yarın Yarın (Tomorrow Tomorrow, 1976), Küçük Oyuncu (The Petty Player, 1977), Asılacak Kadın (A Woman To Be Hanged, 1979), Bitmeyen Aşk (Unending Love, 1986), Bir Cinayet Romanı (Story of a Murder, 1989), Sonuncu Sonbahar (Final Fall, 1992), Beşpeşe (Consecution, 2004, with Bülent Erkmen, Celil Oker, Elif Şafak, Faruk Ulay and Murathan Mungan).
STORY: Bir Deli Ağaç (Demented Tree, 1981), Akışı Olmayan Sular (Waters That Flow Nowhere, 1983), Hayalet Hikâyeleri (Ghost Stories, 2004).