Author • Turkish literature
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 is going by with many bitter sweet, 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. “Zeyno Books” which includes his first picture books for small age group, Oh No, Dad’s Writing Poems! (Eyvah, Babam Şiir Yazıyor!) and In Space With Mom (Annemle Uzayda) were published in 2017 with fascinating illustrations of Sedat Girgin. Büke also wrote a children’s novel titled Gökçe’s Way (Gökçe’nin Yolu, 2018) for the “Bridge Books” collection of Günışığı Kitaplığı. And his last “Zeyno Books” story is Happy Days (Neşeli Günler, 2019). He lives in İzmir with his wife and daughter.