Storywriter, novelist and researcher of literature (b. 1948, Köke
village / Acıpayam / Denizli). He attended primary school in the village where
he was born and
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He started his writing career in the newspaper Burdur’un Sesi (1965). He published his stories, commentaries and the other works in the reviews Hareket, Diriliş, Edebiyat, Hisar, Büyük Doğu and in the newspapers Tercüman, Türkiye, Yeni Devir. He supervised the art pages in newspapers and wrote columns. He won the Literature Award of the National Culture Foundation of Turkey in 1978 with Aziz Sofi (Saint Sofia), in 1980 with Fetva Yokuşu (Fetva Hill) and in 1982 with Gel İçimde Ağla (Come and Cry inside Me). He was chosen the Novelist of the Year by the Kayseri Artists Association (1982).
SHORT STORY: Söylenmeyen (Unspoke, 1975), Gel İçimde Ağla (Come and Cry inside Me, 1981), Akrebin Dansı (Dance of the Scorpion, 1989), Dansedebilmek (The Ability to Dance, 1997)
NOVEL: Siyah Perdeli Evler (Houses with Black Curtains, 1975), Savaş Günlüğü (The War Diary, 1976), Ankara’da Ölüm (Death in Ankara, 1976), Aziz Sofi (Saint Sofia, 1975), Fetva Yokuşu (Fetva Hill, 1978), Çilekeş Müslümanlar (Suffering Muslims, 1982), Ölmeden Ölenler (The Dead before Death, 1987), Yesevi Irmakları (Yesevi Rivers, 1995), Kıyam (Revolt, 1998), Kutup Yıldızları (Pole Stars, 2000), Şeyh Bedreddin (Şeyh Bedrettin, 2001), Çerağ Uyanacak mı? (Will Çerağ Wake Up?, 2002), Çilekeş Müslümanlar (Suffering Muslims, 2003).
ESSAY-STUDY: Romanımız ve İnsanımız (Our Novel and People, 1976), Roman Kavramı ve Türk Romanının Doğuşu (The Concept of the Novel and the Birth of the Turkish Novel, 1989), Türkçe ve Kompozisyon (Turkish and Composition, 1990), Roman Sanatı ve Toplum (Art of the Novel and Society, 1996).
SCRIPT: Sevgiyi Öğrenen Adam (The Man Who Learns Love, filmed by O. Pekmezoğlu, broadcasted on TV-2 between 5-12 October 1987).
He has also done simplifications.