Murat Tuncel

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 many 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, Cumhuriyet Kitap. He also regularly contributes to Turkish literary magazines on subjects such as Dutch and Flemish literature.

Its several tales are translated and are published in Russian, Arab, pulse, Korean and Azeritisch. To be last novel Inanna is translated into Arabic (Syrian), Korean and Bulgarian.
His last novel Traciasun is translated into Bulgarian and Arabıc.
He is member of Turkish writers association (TYS, Dutch writers association (VvL), Turkish PEN, Turkish journalists association and several writer club.


-“Maviydi Adalet Sarayi” (The Justice Palace Was Blue) 1996 in Istanbul -Pencere, (Valse Hoop- in Dutch) 3C-In Holland, 2007 and 2015 in Istanbul-Altinbilek Puplischet.

-“Üçüncü Ölüm” (The Third Death) 1998 in Istanbul-Pencere, 2006 and 2014 in Istanbul-Altinbilek Puplischet .

-“Inanna” 2006 in Istanbul-Varlik, 2008 in Syrie-Al taakwin Publisher, 2010 ín Korea-Asia Publisher, 2010 Bulgarıa- Ednorog Publisher and 2018 Elfene World Publisher in İstanbul.)

-“ Osmanlılar-1, Trakya Güneşi/ Tracia Sun (Alfa Puplischet, 2011-İstanbul and Ednerog Publicher in Sofia-Bulgaria)

Children’s Novel:

-“Süper Kurbağa” (Super Frog) 1984, 1988, 1992, 1997,2004,In Istanbul-Esin 2 times, Germany-Ortadogu, Istanbul-Engin and Morpa Publisher) – Ressamlar Mahallesi Çocukları ( Children of the Painters Week) Morpa Publisher, 2012-İstanbul, 2016 Boekscout in Nederland)

Story Collections:

-“Dargın Değilim Yaşama” ( I’m Not Angry with Life) 1981 in Istanbul-Servet.
-“Mengelez” (…) 1984 in Istanbul-Servet.
-“Güneşsiz Dünya” (World without 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, 2018 Elfene World Publicher İn İstanbul, 2014 in Moscouw-Rusia) – Wilma’nın Sandığı (The Wilma’s chest)


-“Yarım Ağız Anılar” (Memories) 1998 in Istanbul-Pencere

Children’s story:

-“Tipi” (Blizzard) 1982, 1999 in Istanbul- Esin and 2004,2012 Ceylan Publicher.
-“Buluta Binen Uçak” (A Plane Above the Clouds) 1984, 1986, 1993 Esin in Istanbul – Şakacı Masallar(A joker tale’s) 2006/2007/2008,2014 and 2019 in Istanbul-MORPA Publisher