YEKTA KOPAN

Yekta Kopan was born in 1968. He majored in Business at Hacettepe University. His book Recipes Of Loneliness From The Kitchen of Love (2002) received the 2002 Sait Faik Short Story Award and Carbon Copy won the 2007 Dünya Kitap Book of the Year Award. His book The Loss of You has been awarded the 2010 Yunus Nadi Short Story Award and the 2010 Haldun Taner Short Story Award. He has also created works for children with his children’s books produced the books for children with his play called The Nose, The Nose on Vacation, Song of the Neighborhood, Long Huge Plenty as well as his children’s play The Restaurant in the Forest.

He edited Silk Handkerchief, a dictionary study on the history of the Turkish short story. His books and short stories have been translated into several languages including English, German, Italian, Japanese, Persian and Arabic.

Works:

Ivory Black (Fildişi Karası), 2000, stories; Recipes Of Loneliness From The Kitchen of Love (Aşk Mutfağından Yalnızlık Tarifleri), 2001, stories, 2002, Sait Faik Short Story Award; An Evaluation of Conscience in 7 Lessons (Yedi Derste Vicdan Muhasebesi), 2003, stories; Who Is Inside Of Me? (İçimde Kim Var?), 2004, novel; The Black Cat’s Shadow (Kara Kedinin Gölgesi), 2005, stories; Cats Wake Up Jolly (Kediler Güzel Uyanır), 2011, stories; Carbon Copy (Karbon Kopya), 2007, stories, 2007 Dünya Kitap Best Book of the Year Award; The Loss of You (Bir De Baktım Yoksun), 2009, stories, 2010 Yunus Nadi Short Story Award, 2010 Haldun Taner Short Story Award; A Family’s Tea Garden (Aile Çay Bahçesi), 2013, novel; Between Two Poems (İki Şiirin Arasında), 2014, stories; An Ordinary Day (Sıradan Bir Gün), 2018, novel.

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