Ayfer Tunç

Ayfer Tunç
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Novel: The Aziz Bey Incident

Short story writer and novelist AYFER TUNÇ is considered to be one of the most brilliant contemporary writers in Turkey today. A graduate of  the School of Political Sciences at Istanbul University, Tunç graduated started working as a journalist for widely circulated periodicals and daily newspapers in 1989. Her first collection of short stories, entitled Sakli, was published in 1989, and was followed by her debut novel, Kapak Kizi, in 1992. In addition to novels and short stories, Tunç also writes reports, radio plays and scripts for TV series. Her works have been translated into several languages and honored with the 'Yunus Nadi Short Story Prize' (1989). Her book My Parents Will Visit You If You Aren’t Busy: Our Life in the 70's (2001) won her the International Balkanika Literary Award in 2003. Other works include They Call It A Life (Ömür Diyorlar Buna, 2007, short stories); The Utterly Erroneously Narrated Story of a Madhouse (Bir Deliler Evinin Yalan Yanlış Anlatılan Kısa Tarihi, 2009, novel) and The Night Of The Green Fairy (Yeşil Peri Gecesi, 2010, novel).

Read an interview with Ayfer Tunc in the PEN ATLAS: Literature Rises in the East