Author • Turkish literature
He was born in Ödemiş, İzmir in 1955. He graduated from German Department of Foreign Languages School at İstanbul University. He continues to work as an academician at İstanbul University’s German Translation Studies Department. He has translated many important authors like Bertolt Brecht, Peter Härtling, Günter Grass, Erich Kästner, Janosch. He writes stories, poems and he studies on academic texts about children literature too. His first children poetry book from Günışığı Kitaplığı is Do You Know How to Whistle? (Sen Islık Çalmayı Bilir misin?, 2008) has cozy poems about the worries, excitements and observations of today’s children; its rights sold to Hungary. And his next children’s poetry book Apple of My Eye (İki Gözüm Üzümüm, 2012) is full of poems from pure voice of childhood. Both of the books illustrated by Suzan Aral. Neydim, who has dedicated works on children’s rights, lives in İstanbul with his wife and daughter.