Tuna Kiremitçi was born in 1973 in Eskişehir. His first poems were published in the magazine Varlık during his Galatasaray High School years. His book entitled Moon Watchers that brought him the Yazar Nabi Nayır Award for Poetry met his readers in 1994. In 1997, he shared the Erguvan Balkan Poetry Award with the Bosnian poet Izzet Saraylic. This was followed by his second book of poems Academy in 1998.
Tuna Kiremitçi’s first novel Leave Before I Fall In, which was published in 2002, sparked great interest in Turkey and was acknowledged as one of the most important literary events of that year. His second novel The Way of Loneliness and Some Poems Some Songs, a collection of his poems and lyrics, were published in 2003. His books Three On The Road and What is L.O.V.E.? published in 2005 have met with a wide audience.
His books that, on the whole, treat the tragedies of ordinary people, the impasse of relationships between men and women in today’s Turkish society and the melancholy of getting old with an expression that is mournful but that evokes a smile here and there, have been appraised by Professor Gürsel Aytaç as being examples of “romantic irony” in Turkish literature .
Tuna Kiremitçi, who studied cinema at the Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts, and who has received awards for short films at various festivals, also works as a columnist and script writer. His first feature film “Adını Sen Koy” was completed in 2009. Besides that, he was a member of the Ethnic Rock-group Kumdan Kaleler (Sand Castles) in the 1990’s and put his name to the album (“Denize Doğru”; 1996 Facing The Sea) as a composer and soloist.
Leave Before I Fall In (Git Kendini Çok Sevdirmeden), 2002, novel; Way of Loneliness (Bu İşte Bir Yalnızlık Var), 2003, novel; Three on the Way (Yolda Üç Kişi) 2005, novel; What’s L.O.V.E?, 2005, story; Prayers Stay the Same (Dualar Kalıcıdır), 2007, novel; Ice Cream For The Little One (Küçüğe Bir Dondurma) 2009, novel; The Fall in Theselonika (Selanik’te Sonbahar) 2011, novel; We Are All Someone’s Ex-Lovers (Hepimiz Birilerinin Eski Sevgilileriyiz) 2011, essay; A Matter of Heart (Gönül Meselesi) 2012, novel; You’re Done My Dear (Sonun Geldi Sevgilim) 2014, novel; The Girl that Makes the Sun Jealous 2015, children’s book; Aerodynamic Problems of Flying Carpet (Uçan Halıların Ayrodinamik Sorunları) 2015, novel; You Love So You Must Cry (Kendi Seven Ağlamaz) 2016, novel; An Awkward Cloud (Bir Uyumsuz Bulut) 2017, poetry book.
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