Poet and writer (b. 17 April 1955, Adapazarı). Her full name is Asuman Figen Tümer. She completed her primary and secondary education in Adapazarı. She attended Cumhuriyet Primary School (1965), Private Sakarya College Secondary School (1968) and graduated from Adapazarı Commercial High School (1971) and the İstanbul Academy of Commercial Sciences (1976). After 1976, she worked at Turkish Airlines for twelve years where she became a manager. After working as Assistant Director of Flight Services at a private company (1990-91), she went to the United States. She returned to İstanbul in 1998. She then started working as the general editor-in-chief at the magazine The Best in İstanbul.
Her stories have been published in many reviews and journals since 1977, the year in which she started writing stories. A great majority of her stories have been published in The Best as the United States correspondent (1996). She won first prize at the Ankara Story Days Oktay Akbal Short Story Competition with her three stories. Her earlier stories were influenced by Tolstoy, Thomas Mann and Sait Faik but later she rejected all external literary influences and obtained a unique style of writing.
Poetry: Asuman (Asuman, 1997), Gökkuşağı Tarlası (2019).
Short Story: Ayarı Bozuk Çayevi (Unregulated Teahouse, 2000).
Novel: Kura’nın Şarkısı (2007), Güneş Suya Ne Söyler (2009).
REFERENCE: Berna Tuna Fenemen / Life Time (Klips dergisi, Mart 1999), Akbal Ödülü Tümer'in (Hürriyet gazetesi, 29.11.1999), Nalan Barbarosoğlu / Yenilerle Dolu Verimli Bir Yıl (Cumhuriyet gazetesi, 20.12.2000), 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 Kadınlar (Türkiye Ünlüleri Ansiklopedisi, C. 4, 2013) - Encyclopedia of Turkey’s Famous People (2013).