Author • Turkish literature
Born in Adana in 1980, Ömer Açık graduated from Hacettepe University, Department of Classroom Teaching. He worked as a teacher first in a village of Adana, then in Mardin and Istanbul. He likes to spend time with children, to wander around the streets and to travel. In his first children’s novel A Station Called Violet (Menekşe İstasyonu, 2015), he tells the solidarity story of a neighborhood. In his second children’s novel novel My Dad’s Hilarious (Benim Babam Ömür Adam, 2015) Açık told the story of a child with unlimited imagination who wants to wander with the winds. He continued to write for children with his third novel Blazerless (Montsuzlar, 2017) which is questioning the acceptance of alphabetical order within the framework of the concept of justice. My Stubborn Grandpa (Taşkafa) published in 2018 tells the story of three close friends gathering around a family secret and who went a bit too far because of their curiosity. His latest children’s novel Summer Traveller And Auntie Achoo (Yaz Gezgini ile Hapşu Teyze, 2020) is an interesting summer adventure of a child travelling with her aunt who is a writer. Açık lives in Izmir with his wife and daughter.