Writer (b. 29 October 1933, Adana). He had a poor childhood working in various works and studying at the same time. He graduated from Diyarbakır Primary School (1952) and Buca Institute of Education (1966). He worked as Turkish teacher in primary and secondary schools in Diyarbakır, Silvan and Aydın. He retired in 1978 when he was a teacher in Aydın. He settled in İzmir after he retired. He is a member of Turkish Writers Union, Turkish Association of Pen Writers, Language Society, Authors Association, and Theater Writers Association.
His humorous articles were first published in Akbaba journal and later in the humor pages of Hür Aydın, Politika, Milliyet and Cumhuriyet newspapers and in in journals such as Dönemeç, Milliyet Sanat, Karşı, Akdeniz, Kıyı, Aykırı Sanat, Yansıma and Çivi. He was known mostly for his emotional plays staged in private theaters in İstanbul and Ankara. His works called Halo Dayı and İki Öküz were adapted to television. We came third with his story called Hıdır Baba in the National Humorous Story Competition organized by Akşehir Nasrettin Hoca Association in 1977; won the second degree award with his story called Anayasa Hangi Yasa in the Humorous Story Competition of Milliyet Sanat journal; Nasrettin Hoca Golden Award with his book called Dayak Birincisi in 1977, 1978 Bulgarian Gold Urchin Award, 1978 Svishtov Exclusive Award, and 1978 Turkish Language Association Story Award with Donumdaki Para, won the first degree in 1979 International Fairy Tale. His novel İt Adam was filmed by Orhan Akdeniz in 1962, Üç halka Yirmibeş novel was filmed by Bilge Olgaç, the work which was comprised of his stories was filmed by Kartal Tibet in 1991, and Zıkkımın Kökü (the biography of the writer) was filmed with the same name by Memduh Ün in 1995. Halo Dayı and İki Öküz were adapted to TV in 1978, İğde Güzeli in 1998, and Dilber novel in 2000.
A lawsuit was filed against the work called Donumdaki Para in 1980, and it was banned for 12 years; his book called Ekmek Parası was confiscated in the same year. His play called Yeniden Doğarız Ölümlerde was banned in 1990.
NOVEL: İlyas Efendi (1971), Halo Dayı (Halo Uncle, 1973), Kasabanın Yarısı (Half of the Town, 1982), Üç Halka Yirmibeş (Three Rings for Twenty Five, 1984), Zıkkımın Kökü (Poison, 1988), İt Adası (Island of Dogs, 1992), Sıpa (Colt, 1993), Dilber (Glamour Girl, 1995), Millî Kahraman Matador Mahmut (National Hero Matador Mahmut, 1996), Bütün Sabahlarım Senin Olsun (Let All My Mornings Be Yours, 2003).
JUVENILE NOVEL: Kaçak Kız (Runaway Girl, 1997), İçimde Çiçekler Açınca (When Flowers Blossom in Me, 2000).
PLAY: Gecekondu (Shanty House, 1971), Gön (Thick Leather, four short plays, 1971), İnsaniyettin (Humanbeing, 1972), Kara Düzen (Dark Order, 1974), Reçetesi Peçete (His Prescription is Napkin, 1974), Utanmıyorum Üşüyorum (I’m Not Ashamed, but Cold, 1975), Her Devrin İti (Dog of Every Era, 1975), Öykülerden Oyunlar (Plays from Stories, 1978), Sınırda Dava (Lawsuit in the Border, 1982), İsrafil'in Düdüğü (Whistle of Angel Israfil, 1983), İcraatın İçinden İnsan Manzaraları (Scenes of People in Activity, 1990), Dandini Vatandaş Dandini (Sleep Citizen Sleep, 1991), Demokrasi Parkımız (Our Democracy Park, 1992), Lütfen Kızımla Evlenir misiniz? (Will You Please Marry My Daughter?, 1995), Demokrasimiz Kaç Para Eder? (How Much Does Our Democracy Cost?, 1998), Herkese Bir Yastık (A Pillow for Everyone, 2000)
HUMOROUS STORY: Gecekondu (Shanty House, 1970), Bando Takımı (Band Team, 1974), Donumdaki Para (The Money in My Underwear, 1975), Dayak Birincisi (First in Beating, 1979), Deliye Her Gün Bayram (Everyday is Festival for A Lunatic, 1980), Sen Kim Hovarda Kim (You and Being Spark, 1980), Her Eve Bir Karakol (A Police Station For Each House, 1980), Devlet Babanın Tonton Çocuğu (The Chubby Child of Father State, 1981), Lüplüp Makinası (Freebie Machine, 1982), Çanak Çömlek Patladı (Everything is Clear now, 1983), Ortadireği Yıkan Ayı (The Bear Destroying The Middle Income Group, 1984), İşte Mühür İşte Sen (Here is the stamp and here you are, 1984), Devletin Malı Deniz (An idiom meaning that the property of the state is plentiful and the one who does not possess it is obstinate, 1986), Azrail Nasıl Rüşvet Yedi (How Did Angel of Death Accepted Bribe, 1986), Siz Bilirsiniz Paşam (You Know My Paşa, 1987), Demokrasimiz Kaç Para Eder (How Much Does Our Democracy Cost?, 1988), Yıl Sıfır Darbe Hazır (Year Zero Coup is Ready, 1989), Bir Namussuz Aranıyor (A Dishonest Person is Wanted, 1990), Bizim Ayılar Amerikalıları Çok Sever (Our Bears Like Americans Very Much, 1991), Bir Mayıs Polis Bayramı (1st of May Day of Polices, 1992), Nasıl Noel Baba Oldum (How Did I Became Santa Claus, 1993), Dandini Vatandaş Dandini (Sleep Citizen Sleep, 1994), Ayvayı Yedik (The Jig is Up, 1995), Hırsız Köpek (Thief Dog, 1997), Oturaklı Başkan (Sedate President, 1998), Herkese Bir Yastık (A Pilow for Everyone, 1999), Tom Babanın Tombalası (Bingo of Father Tom, 2000), Soyma Beni Utanırım (Don’t Undress Me, I Feel Shy, 2002), Hükümet Çiftetellisi (Çiftetelli of The Government, 2004).
Furthermore, he has so many books.
REFERENCE: Seyit Kemal Karaalioglu / Resimli Türk Edebiyatçılar Sözlüğü (1974), Türk Dili ve Edebiyatı Ansiklopedisi (1977), Atilla Özkırımlı / Türk Edebiyatı Ansiklopedisi (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), Agâh Özgüç / Türk Filmleri Sözlüğü II-III (1992), Muzaffer Uyguner / Muzaffer İzgü (1994), Hikmet Çetinkaya / Çağımın Tanığı Üç Yazar: H. V. Velidedeoğlu-Muzaffer İzgü-Samim Kocagöz (1995), Vitrindekiler (Cumhuriyet Kitap, 6 Ağustos 1998), Behçet Necatigil / Edebiyatımızda İsimler Sözlüğü (18. basım, (1999), Şükran Kurdakul / Şairler ve Yazarlar Sözlüğü (6. basım, 1999), Muzaffer Uyguner / Muzaffer İzgü'den yeni mizah öyküleri (Cumhuriyet Kitap, 2.3.2000), Tom Baba'nın Tombalası (14.12.2000), Vedat Yazıcı / Martıya Mektuplar (2000), Tanzimat’tan Bugüne Edebiyatçılar Ansiklopedisi (2001), Doğan Hızlan / Müzaffer İzgü Dalya Dedi (Hürriyet, 19.10.2002), Hidayet Karakuş / O Göbek Hoplatmak İçin Yazmıyor (Varlık, Ocak 2003), Türkiye’nin en usta kalemlerinden olan 84 yaşındaki Muzaffer İzgü hayatını kaybetti (haber7.com, 26.08.2017), Usta yazar Muzaffer İzgü son yolculuğuna uğurlandı (Anadolu Ajansı – ntv.com.tr, 28 Ağustos 2017).