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Yusuf Atılgan (27 June 1921, Manisa - 9 October 1989, İstanbulmarker) was a Turkishmarker novelist and dramatist, who is best known for his novels Aylak Adam (The Loiterer) and Anayurt Oteli (Motherland Hotel).

Atılgan finished middle school in Manisa, then high school in Balıkesir. He graduated in Turkish language and literature from İstanbul Universitymarker. He finished his thesis titled Tokatlı Kani: Sanat, şahsiyet ve psikoloji under the eye of Nihat Tarlan. Atılgan then began teaching literature at Maltepe Askeri Lisesi in Akşehirmarker. In 1946, he settled down at a village named Hacırahmanlı near Manisa where he took up writing. His novel Aylak Adam was published in 1959 which dealt with psychological themes such as loneliness and obsession. This was followed in 1973 by Anayurt Oteli. In 1976, he began working in İstanbul as an editor and translator. With his wife Serpil he had a son in 1979 named Mehmet.

Atılgan died of a heart attack in 1989 while in the middle of writing a novel titled Canistan



Short Stories

  • Bodur Minareden Öte (1960)
  • Çocuk Kitabı: Ekmek Elden Süt Memeden (1981)
  • Eylemci (Bütün Öyküleri (1992)


  • Toplumda Sanat (K. Baynes; 1980)


  • Toplumda Sanat (K. Baynes; 1980).

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