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AĞAOĞLU, Adalet

Novelist and playwright (b. 1929, Nallıhan / Ankara). She also uses the pen names such as Adalet Sümer, Adalet Sümer Ağaoğlu, Parker Quinck and Remüs Telada. She attended the Ankara High School for Girls and graduated from Ankara University, Faculty of Language, History and Geography, Department of French Language and Literature (1950). She worked as dramaturge at the Ankara Radio of the Turkish Radio and Television Corporation, as the director of Radio Theater and as a program expert. He left the Turkish Radio and Television Corporation in 1970, and wrote plays for radio and theaters, and then novels and short stories. She still lives in İstanbul.

She collected the Turkish Language Association Theater Award in 1974 with her play titled Üç Oyun (Three Plays), the Sait Faik Short Story Award in 1979 with her short story titled Yüksek Gerilim (High Tension), the Sedat Simavi Award in 1979, the Orhan Kemal and Madaralı Novel Awards with Bir Düğün Gecesi (A Wedding Night) in 1980. Furthermore, she received the Türkiye İş Bank Grand Award in 1992 with Çok Uzak Fazla Yakın (Too Far Extremely Close). She was elected in 1994 as the honorary author at the 13th TÜYAP Book Fair. Then, in 1995, she received the Great Presidential Award of Culture and Art, and in 1997 the Aydın Doğan Novel Award with her novel titled Romantik Bir Viyana Yazı (A Romantic Vienna Summer). The publishing royalty of 6.000 Turkish Liras which she received in 1997 was a record of copyright fees under the conditions of those years. Bir Düğün Gecesi (A Wedding Night) was translated into Czech and Bulgarian.

WORKS:

PLAY: Bir Piyes Yazalım (Let’s Write a Play, in collaboration with S. Uzgören, 1953), Evcilik Oyunu (Playing Family, 1963), Çatıdaki Çatlak (The Crack on the Roof, 1964), Tombala (Lotto, 1967), Sınırlarda (On the Borders, 1966), Bir Kahramanın Ölümü (The Death of a Hero, 1968), Kendini Yazan Şarkı (A Song that Wrote itself, 1977), Çıkış (Exit, 1970), Kozalar (Cacoons, 1971), Üç Oyun (Three Plays; Bir Kahramanın Ölümü-The Death of a Hero, Çıkış-Exit, Kozalar-Cacoons, 1973), Oyunlar (Plays; eight plays, 1982), Çok Uzak Fazla Yakın (Too Far Extremely Close, 1990), Duvar Öyküsü (Wall Story, 1992), Oyunlar (Plays; her all plays).

NOVEL: Ölmeye Yatmak (Lying to Die, 1973), Fikrimin İnce Gülü (Thin Rose of My Thought, 1976; translated into German), Bir Düğün Gecesi (A Wedding Night, 1979; translated into Czech and Bulgarian), Yaz Sonu (The End of Summer, 1980), Üç Beş Kişi (A Few People, 1984), Hayır (No, 1987), Ruh Üşümesi (Soul Chilling, 1991).

MEMOIR-NOVEL: Göç Temizliği (Migration Clearance, 1985), Gece Hayatım (My Night Life, 1991), Damla Damla Günler (Days Drop by Drop, 2004, first volume).

SHORT STORY: Yüksek Gerilim (High Tension, 1974), Sessizliğin İlk Sesi (The First Sound of Silence, 1978), Hadi Gidelim (Let’s Go, 1982), Romantik Bir Viyana Yazı (A Romantic Vienna Summer, 1993), Hayatı Savunma Biçimleri (The Ways of Defending Life, 1997), Toplu Öyküler I (All Stories I, 2001), Toplu Öyküler II (All Stories II, 2001).

ESSAY-CRITIC-INTERVIEW: Geçerken (While Passing, 1986), Karşılaşmalar (Encounters, 1993), Başka Karşılaşmalar (Other Encounters, 1996).