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Buket Uzener (born 3 October 1955, Ankaramarker, Turkeymarker) is a writer, author of novels, short stories and travelogues. She trained as a biologist and environmental scientist and has worked at universities in Turkey, Norway, the United States, and Finland. Her fiction has been translated into seven languagesand has been on the Turkish best-seller lists since 1992. They are taught in a number of Turkish universities.

In 1993, she was awarded Turkey's Yunus Nadi prize for the novel The Sound of Fishsteps, and in 1998 Mediterranean Waltz was named novel of the year by the University of Istanbulmarker. She was designated honorary writer by the University of Iowamarker in 1996. She has been described as the next Orhan Pamuk.

She has referred to Attilâ İlhan as a major influence on her life and work.

English language bibliography

Four of Uzuner's novels and one short story collection have been published in English language translation.

Mediterranean Waltz

Mediterranean Waltz (Turkish title: Kumral Ada - Mavı Tuna) is a 1997 novel by Turkish writer Buket Uzuner, which was awarded the 1998 Novel Prize of Istanbul Universitymarker and was republished in 2000 by Remzi Kitabevi in English language translation by Pelin Ariner.

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A Cup of Turkish Coffee

A 2001 short story collection by Turkish writer Buket Uzuner published by Milet Books, in dual Turkish and English language translation by Pelin Ariner, as part of its series of Turkish-English Short Story Collections.

The publisher states that the author, “takes us into the memories and dreams of children and adults, and explores shared history, love and attachments — to family, lovers and places.” Whilst a review in Writing in Education concludes that the author, “in The Other Twin notably, is subtle, penetrating about human nature, and well able to project a powerful maxim or a sarcastic image.”

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The Sound of Fishsteps

The Sound of Fishsteps (Turkish title: Balık İzlerinin Sesi) is a 1993 novel by Turkish writer Buket Uzuner, which was awarded the 1993 Yunus Nadi Novel Prize and was republished in 2002 by Remzi Kitabevi in English language translation by Pelin Ariner.

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The Long White Cloud - Galipoli

The Long White Cloud - Galipoli (Turkish title: Uzun Beyaz Bulut - Gelibolu) is a 2001 novel by Turkish writer Buket Uzuner, which was a national bestseller and was republished in 2002 by Remzi Kitabevi in English language translation by Pelin Ariner.

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Istanbullu

Istanbullu is a 2007 novel by Turkish writer Buket Uzuner, which was republished in 2008 by Remzi Kitabevi in English language translation by Pelin Ariner.

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On-line translations



Bibliography

Novels

  • Two Green Otters, Their Mothers, Their Fathers, Their Lovers, and the Others — 1991
  • The Sound of Fishsteps — 1993
  • Mediterranean Waltz — 1997
  • Long White Cloud-Gallipoli — 2001
  • Istanbullites — 2007


Short story collections

  • My name is May — 1986
  • The Most Naked Day of the Month — 1988
  • The Sun Eating Gypsy — 1989
  • The Sorrow of the Northwest Wind — 1993
  • The City of Poets — 1994
  • Tale, The Sister of Verse — 2003
  • Istanbul Blues — 2004
  • Yolda on the road — 2009


Travel writing

  • The Travel Notes of a Brunette — 1989
  • The Diary of an Urban Romantic — 1998
  • New York Logbook — 2000


Biography

  • Silver Summer, Silver Girl — 2000


Essay

  • Travels with Selin and Cem — 2003


Interviews

  • Turkey and the Iraqi war, an interview with Pia Ingström, 5 May 2003


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