(b. 1941, İstanbul – d. 4 July 2003, İstanbul). She graduated from Arnavutköy
American Girls’ (Robert) College (1961) and I
At first, she was known for her translations. Her first short story was published in the review Türk Dili (1962). She published her later short stories, essays and critiques in reviews such as Papirüs, Yeni Dergi, Soyut and Yeni Edebiyat. She won the 1975 Turkish Language Association Translation Award with her collaborative work with Turgut Uyar, Evrenin Yapısı (On the Nature of Things) by Lucretius and the 1980 and 1987 Sait Faik Short Story Award with her short story books Yürekte Bukağı (Chained Heart, 1979) and Yaza Yolculuk (Journey to Summer, 1986). She shared the 1987 Haldun Taner Award with Murathan Mungan and Nedim Gürsel with her work Son Sınır (The Last Boundary). She won the Sedat Simavi Literature Award with Güzel Yazı Defteri (The Fine Writing Note Book) in 2002.
SHORT STORY: İpek ve Bakır (Silk and Copper, 1971), Ödeş-meler (Settlements, 1973), Dizboyu Papatyalar (Knee-Deep in Daisies, 1975), Yürekte Bukağı (Chained Heart, 1979), Yaz Düşleri / Düş Kışları (Summer Dreams / Dream Winters, 1981), Gece Gezen Kızlar (Girls That Wander At Night, 1983), Rus Ruleti (Russian Roulette), Dön Geri Bak (Turn And Look Back, collected short stories, 1985), Yaza Yolculuk (Journey to Summer, 1986), Sekizinci Günah (The Eighth Sin, 1990), Otuzların Kadını (Woman in her Thirties, 1992), Aramızdaki Şey (The Thing Between Us, 1997), Güzel Yazı Defteri (The Fine Writing Notebook, 2002).
JOURNAL: Gündökümü 75 (Falling Days 75, 1977), Sesler, Yüzler ve Sokaklar (Voices, Faces and Streets, 1981), Günlerin Tortusu (The Dregs of the Days, 1985), Yazılı Günler (Written Days, 1989), İki Yaka İki Uç (Two Sides, Two Ends, 1994), Tanışma Günleri / Anılar, 1989-1995 (Meeting Days / Memoirs, 1995), Yüzleşmeler - Bir Uyumsuzluğun Notları 1995 - 1999 (Confrontations, Notes of a Discord, journal-essay, 2000), Gündönümü - Bir Uyumsuzun Notları I-II (Solstice – Notes of a Discord I-II, 2003).