Author • Turkish literature
Sibel K. Türker
Sibel K. Türker was born in Ankara. She completed her university education at Ankara University Faculty of Law. Her stories have been published in major literary magazines. After her first story book, KalpYazan (The Author of Hearts, 2003), Sibel K. Türker, also a columnist, was awarded the 2004 Yunus Nadi Short Story Award for Öykü Sersemi (Head Spinning Stories, 2005) and the 2006 Haldun Taner Short Story Award for Ağula (Agula, 2007). Her latest short story book, Aşk’ın Kalplerimizdeki Mutat Yolculuğu (Love’s Habitual Journey in Our Hearts) was published in 2014. The author is also popular with her novels, titled: Şair Öldü (The Death of the Poet, 2006), Meryem’in Biricik Hayatı (Meryem’s Dear Life, 2008), Benim Bütün Günahlarım (All My Sins, 2010), Hayatı Sevme Hastalığı (Love Sick for Life, 2012), Mecnun Kelebekler (Butterflies Madly in Love, 2015) and Burada Kalmak (Staying Here, 2018). In 2013, Hayatı Sevme Hastalığı (Love Sick for Life) won the Yunus Nadi Novel Award and the Duygu Asena Novel Award as well as the Ebubekir Hazım Tepeyran Novel Award. Şair Öldü (The Death of the Poet) has been translated into many foreign languages. Picturing different aspects of our lives in her stories and novels, Türker talks about a young girl’s struggle with the challenges life puts before her, in her first YA novel, The Winter Sun (Kış Güneşi, 2021), written for the award-winning Köprü Kitaplar (Bridge Books) series of Günışığı Kitaplığı. The author lives in Ankara with her husband; she has a daughter.