Ferit Edgü was born in Istanbul in 1936. He began studying painting at the Istanbul Academy of Fine Arts, and completed his education in Paris. Between the years 1976 and 1990, he published the works of contemporary Turkish and foreign novelists and poets, at the publishing house he founded, Ada. He has produced dozens of works in all genres of literature. In 1979, he was awarded the Sait Faik Prize for his book Bir Gemide/On a Boat and the Turkish Language Association Prize for Ders Notları/Class Notes. In 1988 he received the Sedat Simavi Literary Prize for Eylülün Gölgesinde Bir Yazdı/It was a Summer in the Shadow of September. He has published books on renowned Turkish artists such as Abidin Dino, Yüksel Arslan, Bedri Rahmi, Eren Eyüboğlu, Füreya, Aliye Berger and Ergin İnan. The film based on his novel Hakkari’de Bir Mevsim/A Season in Hakkari directed by Erden Kıral, received five awards in the 33rd Berlin International Film Festival, including the Golden Bear. His novels, short stories and essays have been published in various languages, including Chinese and Japanese.
Hakkari’de Bir Mevsim (A Season in Hakkari)
Doğu Öyküleri (Stories of the East)