Murat Tuncel was born in Kars, in eastern Turkey in 1952. He worked in Turkey as a primary school teacher and later taught Turkish language in a high school. He later worked as a journalist for numerous newspapers and magazines. He has published eleven books in Turkish including novels, short stories, children’s books and memoirs. Two of his novels and a short story collection won major literary awards in Turkey. .
I was born in Kars, in eastern Turkey in 1952. He worked in Turkey as a primary school teacher and later taught Turkish language in a high school. He later worked as a journalist for numerous newspapers and magazines.
He has published eleven books in Turkish including novels, short stories, children’s books and memoirs. Two of his novels and a short story collection won major literary awards in Turkey.
His first story was published in the Uyaniş newspaper in 1979. His stories are published in literary magazines such as Varlik, Evrensel Kültür, Damar, Edebıyat Dunyası, Kıyı, Gösteri Sanat and Cumhuriyet Kitap. He also regularly contributes to Turkish literary magazines on subjects such as Dutch and Flemish literature.
Tuncel’s most recent work, the first of a series of novels titled “The Ottomans- Thracian Sun” is currently being prepared for publication in Bulgarian and Arabic while his short story book titled “Shadow Girl” is also planned to be published in Russian.
Tuncel is also member of the Turkish Writer’s Association (TYS) and the Dutch Writer’s Association (VvL), Turkish PEN, Turkish Journalist’s Association and several other writer’s clubs.
-“Maviydi Adalet Sarayi” (The Justice Palace Was Blue) 1996 in Istanbul -Pencere, (Valse Hoop- in Dutch) 3C-In Holland, 2007 in Istanbul-Altinbilek Publishing.
-“Üçüncü Ölüm” (The Third Death) 1998 in Istanbul-Pencere, 2006 in Istanbul-Altinbilek Publishing. 2014 ın Istanbul-Altınbilek Publishing.
-“Inanna” in Istanbul-Varlık 2006, in Syrie-Al taakwin Publishing 2008, in Korea-Asia Publishing 2010, Bulgaria- Ednorog Publishing 2010.
-“Osmanlılar-1, Trakya Güneşi” (The Ottomans- Thracian Sun) (Alfa Publishing, 2011-Istanbul)
-“Süper Kurbağa” (Super Frog) 1984, 1988, 1992, 1997, 2004 in Istanbul-Esin Publishing- 2 editions, Germany-Ortadoğu, Istanbul-Esin, Engin and Morpa Publishing (1984, 1998 and 2005.
-“The Children of the Neighbourhood of Painters” (Morpa Publishing, 2013-İstanbul)
-“Dargın Değilim Yaşama” ( I’m Not Angry with Life) 1981 in Istanbul-Servet.
-“Mengelez” (…) 1984 in Istanbul-Servet.
-“Güneşsiz Dünya” (A World without the Sun) 1986 in Istanbul-Cagilti.
-“Beyoğlu Çığlıkları” (Beyoğlu Screams) 1989 in Istanbul-Gerçek Sanat. 2006 in Istanbul-Altinbilek Publisher.)
-“Gölge Kız” (Shadow Girl) 2002 in Istanbul - Varlık
- Wilma’nın Sandığı (Wilma’s Chest)
-“Yarım Ağız Anılar” (Memories) 1998 in Istanbul-Pencere
-“Tipi” (Blizzard) 1982, 1999 in Istanbul- Esin
-“Buluta Binen Uçak” (A Plane Above the Clouds) 1984, 1986, 1993 Esin in Istanbul
- Şakacı Masallar(Jestful Tales / Suitable for Ages 6-7) 2006/2007/2008 in Istanbul-MORPA Publishing