AuthorTurkish literature

Ahmet Büke

Ahmet Büke was born in Manisa in 1970. He studied Economics and Administrative Sciences in Dokuz Eylül University. He received 2008 Oğuz Atay Story Award with his book Alnı Mavide (2008) and 2011 Sait Faik Story Award with his book Kumru’nun Gördüğü (2010). Büke’s stories were published in several literary magazines and they’re reminding us that the life goes by with many bittersweet, weird and strange details. Büke became widely known with his story books İzmir Postası’nın Adamları (2004), Çiğdem Külahı (2006), Ekmek ve Zeytin (2011), Cazibe İstasyonu (2012) and Yüklük (2014). The compilation of Bedo’s Stories, which he started to write for ON8 Blog, turned out to be his first novel titled Our State Is Deep (Mevzumuz Derin, 2013) and received IBBY Turkey’s “Young Adult Novel of 2013” award. Büke’s storybook Social Details Encyclopedia: I’m Good for Me, Too (İnsan Kendine de İyi Gelir) received Dünya Newspaper’s “Book of the Year” award in 2015. Second book of Social Details Encyclopedia, Secret Lovers Society (Gizli Sevenler Cemiyeti) was published in 2016. In his “Zeyno Books” series he wrote for early readers; the series includes his picture books Oh No, Dad’s Writing Poems! (Eyvah, Babam Şiir Yazıyor!, 2017), In Space With Mom (Annemle Uzayda, 2017), Happy Days (Neşeli Günler, 2019) and Paspas on My Head, Kapish at My Ankle (Paspas Tepemde Kapiş Paçamda, 2020) with fascinating illustrations by Sedat Girgin and Merve Atılgan. Büke also wrote a children’s novel titled Gökçe’s Way (Gökçe’nin Yolu, 2018) for the “Bridge Books” collection of Günışığı Kitaplığı. After Kırlangıç Zamanı (2019), where he collected his childhood memories, his picture book Çayırın En Tuhaf Yuvası (2020) met with little readers. The author, whose novel Deli İbrahim Divanı (2021) was deemed worthy of 2022 Vedat Türkali Best Novel Award, tells about the exciting days a boy spends with his grandmother in his latest children’s novel Grandma, Frogs and Life (Babaannem, Kurbağalar ve Hayat, 2022). Ahmet Büke lives in İzmir with his wife and daughter.

All Books Written by Ahmet Büke

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