fotoSadık Yalsızuçanlar was born in 1962 in Malatya. After completing his elementary and secondary education in the same city, he finished Dörtyol Deneme High School. He studied at the Faculty of Social and Administrative Sciences Department of Turcology at Hacettepe University and received his degree in 1983. He worked as a teacher and a publisher for some time until he began to work for TRT, the Turkish Radio and Television Company, as a producer, and he has maintained his career in this area up to the present day. His first short story titled Mother was published on the culture and arts page of the daily Yeni Asya newspaper. Since 1980, he has been writing short stories, essays, tales, novels, research & study works, film scripts, and newspaper articles.

With I’m All Alone As the Alif, he won the Köprü Short Story Award. In 1986, he was given the the Short Story Writer of the Year Award by the Turkish Writers’ Association for his book titled The Traveler Who Adorned Cities. His documentary film The Lute of the Minstrel/The Saz of the Bard brought him the Foundation of Turkish National Culture Award. The Turkish Writers’ Association granted him the Best Essayist of the Year for his book called The Cinema of Dreams. He also received the Hak-İş Labor Union Award for his TV program with the title Our Working Life and the Turkish Writers’ Association TV Award for his cultural documentary Kırkambar (Forty Granaries).

Works (selection):

The Parrot That Hurt The Truth (Gerçeği İnciten Papağan), 1992, stories; Yakaza, 1998, novel; A Bird’s Sleep (Kuş Uykusu), 1999, stories; The Traveler (Gezgin), 2001, novel, Turkish Writers’ Association Award; The Bird with Blue Wings (Mavi Kanatlı Bir Kuş), 1990, novel; Seclusion – Said the Council (Halvet Der Encümen), 1998, novel; The Garden of Dreams (Düş Bahçesi), 1998, novel; Güzeran, 1999, stories; Glass and Diamonds, (Cam ve Elmas), novel, 2010; The Thing, (Şey) novel, 2011, about Ömer Hayyam; Fidelity Apartment, (Vefa Apartmanı) novel, 2012; Mold, (Küf), stories, 2013;  The Cinema of Dreams (Rüya Sineması), 2014, non-fiction; Suddenly, novel (Birdenbire), 2015; Diamond, novel, 2016

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