Author • Turkish literature
Müge İplikçi, was born in 1966 in İstanbul. She is an academician and known for the stories in which she addresses the issues of woman’s statuses and relations in modern times. İplikçi has won various prestigious awards like Yaşar Nabi Nayır Youth Awards (first place in 1996) and Haldun Taner Story Awards (third place in 1997). Her stories have been translated into many languages. In 2010, she wrote her first young adult novel False Witness (Yalancı Şahit) for “Bridge Book” series of Günışığı Kitaplığı. And in the first year of printing, the book has won the special jury award of IBBY as Turkey’s best young adult novel of the year. Her first children’s book Flying Tuesday (Uçan Salı, 2010) was followed by A Strange Voyage (Acayip Bir Deniz Yolculuğu, 2012) that İplikçi wrote when she inspired by the replica of an ancient boat named Kibele and its sailing adventure in Mediterranean Sea. Her young adult novel Hide and Seek (Saklambaç) was published in 2013 by ON8 and immigration-based children’s novel The Coal Black Child (Kömür Karası Çocuk) in 2014, her touching children novel My Charming Ice Cream (Dondurmam Tılsım) in 2016. And then, in 2020, she made her readers happy with her latest children novel Good Morning Barrage (Günaydın Bendi) and tried to make everyone aware of environmental pollution. İplikçi lives in İstanbul with her husband; she has a son.