Ahmet Altan was born in Ankara in 1950. He is the son of renowned writer and politician Çetin Altan and elder brother of economist Mehmet Altan. He finished middle and high school in several cities in Turkey. He graduated from the School of Economics at the Middle East Technical University. Altan began working as a journalist at the age of 24. For more than twenty years, he has served as a journalist in all stages of the profession, from being a night shift reporter to editor in chief in various newspapers. In 1987, he became a columnist and wrote columns in several Turkish newspapers such as Hürriyet, Milliyet and Radikal. In 1990, Altan took a break to work as a journalist when he was a publication director, and started preparing many TV programs. Because of his writing, Altan had to undergo a trial. In 1995, he was charged and condemned to prison for one year and half. His first fiction novel “Dört Mevsim” was published in 1982. Since then, Altan has published many novels, essays and poems. He won the Yunus Nadi Roman Prize with his novel “Kılıç Yarası Gibi” (1998) in 1999. As of today, Altan is the editor in chief and lead columnist of Taraf, a daily Turkish newspaper.
Kılıç Yarası Gibi (Like a Sword Wound)
Dört Mevsim Sonbahar (Four Seasons of Autumn)
Yanlızlığın Özel Tarihi (A Private History of Loneliness)
Sudaki İz (Trace on the Water)
Aldatmak (To Cheat)
İsyan Günlerinde Aşk (Love in the Days of Rebellion)
En Uzun Gece (The Longest Night)
Tehlikeli Masallar (Dangerous Tales)
Collections of Essays:
Gece Yarısı Şarkıları (Midnight Songs)
İçimizde Bir Yer (Somewhere Inside Us)
Karanlıkta Sabah Kuşları (Morning Birds in Darkness)
Kristal Denizaltı (Crystal Submarine)
Ve Kırar Göğsüne Bastırırken (And He Breaks While Holding Down To His Chest)
Koku ve Ses
Aşk Çıprak Gezer
Meçhul Bir Kadına Mektuplar
Biz Birbirimizin Hiçbir Şeyi
Koku Ve Ses
İnsan Sevdiğini Görmediğinde...
Yürekleriyle Konuşan, Gözleriyle Gülen Kadınlar...
Nereye Gidersin Sevdiğim...
O Değerli Zehir
Reference: tr.wikipedia.org, netkitap.com, turkstudent.net, images.google.com.tr