Novelist (b. 1936, Alaşehir / Manisa -d. 14 March 2021, Bodrum / Mugla)). After he attended secondary school (1951), he worked at different works in İzmir. Then he worked as a bank employee and insurer and for a while he did unionism in İstanbul where he was appointed an office of the bank that he worked. After that, he started to publishing. He did chairmanship of administrative committee of Yazko. He controlled Somut review that publication organ of that foundation (1983-84). He worked at Gölge Adam Daily.
His first story was published Çınar review. He won the third rank award of Ali Naci Karacan Awards with his interview called Yaşadıklarımızın Farkında Olmadıklarımız (Our not to Notice of Life) in 1962. He became famous with his novels that he studied to reflect the process of social development. It attracted attention that he took pain to documentary in his novels. In addition he has essay, story, play and fairy-tale works.
NOVEL: Toprak Acıkınca (When the Soil Feel Hungry, 2 bindings, 1968), Acı Para (Bitter Money, 1970), Azap Ortakları (Partners of Torment, 2 bindings, 1973), İmparator (The Emperor, 1973), Kördüğüm (Very Complicated Situation, 1974), Son Seçim (Last Election, 1976), Gözbağı (Sleight of Hand, 1976), Doruktaki Öfke (Anger on the Top, 1977), Kuzgunlar ve Leşler (Ravens and Carcasses, 1978), Zor Oyun (Difficult Play, 1978), Kilittaşı (Lock Stone, 1989), Yitik Ülkü I (Lost Idea I, 1995), Yitik Ülkü II (Lost Idea II, 1995).
FAIRY-TALE: Altınsaray (Golden Palace, 1980).
SHORT STORY: Yenilgi (Defeat, 1967), Iğrıp (Long story, 1977).
ESSAY: Günü Gününe (Day to Day, 1981), Aydın ve Çağı (Intellectual and His Age, 1982), Aydınımız İnsanımız Devletimiz (Our Intellectual, People, State, 1982), Atatürk Olmasaydı (If Atatürk Wasn’t There, 1982).
RESEARCH: Türk Gerilla Tarihi (History of Turkish Guerilla, 1970)
PLAY: (just published first of it): Pir Sultan Abdal (Pir Sultan Abdal, 1970), Parti Pehlivanı (Wrestler of Party, 1970), Meddah (Meddah*, 1971), İzmir'in İçinde (District of İzmir, 1973), İpteki (Hanging, 1973).
HAKKINDA: Yurt Ansiklopedisi (c. VIII, 1982-83), TDE Ansiklopedisi (c. 8, 1976-98), Seyit Kemal Karaalioğlu / Resimli Türk Edebiyatçılar Sözlüğü (1982), İhsan Işık / Yazarlar Sözlüğü (1990, 1998) - 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 Edebiyatçılar (Türkiye Ünlüleri Ansiklopedisi, C. 4, 2013) - Encyclopedia of Turkey’s Famous People (2013), Behçet Necatigil / Edebiyatımızda İsimler Sözlüğü (18. bas. 1999), Şükran Kurdakul / Şairler ve Yazarlar Sözlüğü (gen. 6. bas. 1999), TBE Ansiklopedisi (2001), Bodrum’da hayatını kaybeden yazar Erol Toy, son yolculuğuna uğurlandı (hurriyet.com.tr, 14.03.2021).