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Buket UZUNER Author, Istanbul


 Buket Uzuner is an author of short stories, travelogues, and novels. Originally trained as a molecular biologist and environmental scientist she studied and worked at universities in Turkey (Hacettepe and METU), Norway, USA and Finland. Mrs Uzuner was a honorary fellow writer at the The University of Iowa and has travelled and lived in North Africa, North America and Europe. Today she lives in Istanbul with her son.


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


Yunus Nadi Prize for "The Sound of Fishsteps" ("Bal1k 0zlerinin Sesi"), 1993
Best Novel of 1998 for "Mediterranean Waltz" ("Kumral Ada- Mavi Tuna"), award by the University of Istanbul
Middle East Technical University (METU) appreciation award, 2004