Skip to content
Announcing the winners of our 2020 Poems in Translation Contest in partnership with the Academy of American Poets. Read more.


Sine Ergün

Sine Ergün (1982) is a writer based in Istanbul, Turkey. She has published three books: Burası Tekin Değil (It’s Not Safe Here, Yitik Ülke Publishing, 2010; Can Publishing, 2012), Bazen Hayat (Life, Sometimes, Can Publishing, 2012) and Baştankara (Chickadee, Can Publishing, 2016). In 2013, she received the fifty-ninth Sait Faik Short Story Award for Bazen Hayat (Life, Sometimes), and in 2017 the European Union Prize for Literature for her book Baştankara (Chickadee). Her translations, essays, interviews, poetry, and short stories have been published in several literary magazines, and she has worked as an editor at Notos Book and edited Notos magazine. Since 2012, she has been working as the founding director of the art initiative maumau. She is currently preparing her next show as a curator as well as working on an anthology on Bartleby Syndrome: The Writers of No.

Like what you read? Help WWB bring you the best new writing from around the world.