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Yalçın Tosun

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Born in Ankara, in 1977, Yalçın Tosun teaches law at İstanbul Bilgi University. His first story collection, Anne, Baba ve Diğer Ölümcül Şeyler (Mom, Dad and Other Fatal Things, 2009), won the Notre Dame de Sion Prize for literature. His second collection, Peruk Gibi Hüzünlü (Sad like a Wig, 2011), won the Sait Faik Prize for the year 2012. After his third story collection, Dokunma Dersleri (Lessons in Touching, 2013), he published his most recent collection, Bir Nedene Sunuldum (I Was Offered to a Cause, 2015), for which he won the Yunus Nadi Literature Prize 2016. He also writes poems and lyrics, and published his first poetry book, Kendini Tutan Su (The Water Restraining Itself from Flowing), in 2016.

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