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ATASÜ, Erendiz

Storywriter (b. 1947, Ankara). She attended the Ankara College (1964) and graduated from Ankara University, Faculty of Pharmacy (1968). She served as an assistant, associate professor (1980) and professor (1988) at the faculty she graduated from. She worked as a lecturer at Pharmacognosy branch until March, 1997, when she retired.

Her first short story (Balkon Saati-Time for Balcony) was published in Sanat Edebiyat 81. Her other short stories were published in several reviews such as Varlık, Düşün, Saçak, Çağdaş Türk Dili, Papirüs. Her first book Kadınlar da Vardır (Women also Do Exist) was not published but was only a dossier when it won the Akademi Publishing House Contest; and was published in 1983. She collected the Jury Special Award with her single story namely Yaşlı Bir Genç Kız (An Old Young Girl), the Yunus Nadi Short Story Award in 1997 and the Haldun Taner Short Story Awards with Taş Üstüne Gül Oyması (Rose Litoscript) and the 1996 Orhan Kemal Novel Award with Dağın Öteki Yüzü (The Other Side of the Mountain). Dağın Öteki Yüzü (The Other Side of the Mountain) was translated in English and published in the United Kingdom in 2000. Lanetliler (The Cursed) was translated into German with the title Das Lied des Meeres (The Song of the Seas) and was published in Germany in 2004. Besides, some of her stories were translated into English, French, German and Dutch and were included in several anthologies.

Her articles and essays on women problems and women liberty, on social and literary questions were published in a number of literary reviews. She collected these works in her essay books.

WORKS:

SHORT STORY: Kadınlar da Vardır (Women also Do Exist, 1983), Lanetliler (The Cursed, 1985), Dullara Yas Yakışır (Widows Deserve Mourning, 1988), Onunla Güzeldim (I was Beautiful with her, 1992), Taş Üstüne Gül Oyması (Rose Litoscript, 1997), Uçu (Dream, 1998).

NOVEL: Dağın Öteki Yüzü (The Other Side of the Mountain, 1995), Gençliğin O Yakıcı Mevsimi (Hot Season of Youth, 1999), Bir Yaşdönümü Rüyası (A Birthday’s Dream, 2002).

ESSAY - CRITICISM: Benim Yazarlarım (My Authors, 2000), Kadınlığım, Yazarlığım, Yurdum (My Feminity, My Authorship, My Homeland, 2001), İmgelerin İzi (Trace of Images, 2003), Kavram ve Slogan (Concept and Slogan, 2004), İmgelerin İzi (Traces of Images, 2004).