Ozge_Bahar_SunarÖzge Bahar Sunar, was born in Sakarya in 1981. In 2004, she graduated from Dokuz Eylül University Computer Education Department and in 2011 she graduated from Yıldız Teknik University Educational Administration and Supervision Master’s Program. After teaching in big cities for many years, she left both teaching and city life and started writing children’s books. Her first book Kirpi ve Sergi was published in 2017 and was included in the IFLA Children and Youth Libraries selection in 2023. Her books have been translated into more than ten languages, including French, English, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Korean and Arabic. My Grandmother’s Photos was accepted into the EUNIC project run by the Bucharest Yunus Emre Institute and included in the Contemporary European Children’s Literature selection and was selected for the USBBY Outstanding International Books List in February 2023. Özge Bahar Sunar continues to organize creative writing workshops for adults who are passionate about children’s literature, as well as meeting with pre-school and primary school students to work on creative writing and instilling in them a love of literature at an early age.


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