Enis Batur was born in Eskişehir in 1952. After studying at St. Joseph High School in Istanbul, he graduated from Middle East Technical University in Ankara. He continued his study at Sorbonne University in Paris. His first writing was published in 1970. He published his first book in 1973. He served as the Head of Department of the Publication Section in the Turkish Ministry of Education between 1970 and 1980; as the Publications Director in the Milliyet newspaper between 1983 and 1984; as the General Publication Director for Milliyet Encyclopedia in 1986; and as the General Publication Director for Milliyet Periodic publications between 1987 and 1988. He then worked at Yapı Kredi Publications between 1988 and 2004.
Batur has edited many magazines including Yazı, Oluşum, MEB, Tan, Gergedan, Şehir, Sanat Dünyamız, Kitap-lık, Cogito, Arredemento Dekorasyon and Fol. He also served as an adviser of Remzi Bookstore between 1990 and 1993. Batur worked as a broadcasting adviser of the TRT program “Okudukça” between 1994 and 1999. He is one of the founders of Açık Radio and prepared the program “Şifa, Şifre, Deşifre”. Batur directed the UNESCO’s campaign “Göreme’den İstanbul’a Kültür Mirasımız” in 1984. He has published many poems and books, and has written in many newspapers such as Cumhuriyet, Milliyet, Dünya and Aydınlık. In 1987-1998, he wrote weekly writings in magazines including Gündem, P-Eki, Express and 2000’e doğru. Batur has published his writings in foreign magazines such as Poesia, Il Ebbro Quaterno, Letters Internationales, Quarterly West, Pabaccaria, Podium, Kelk, Connaissance des Arts, Talismen and Didale. Some of his works have been translated into French, English and Italian. Batur has received many awards including Cemal Süreya, Altın Potakal, Sibilla Aleramo prizes. He was also awarded TDK prize for his essays. He has taught at Galatasaray University between 1999 and 2003. In 2008, Batur founded Epsilon Beta Literature Association. One of the publications “Centuria %45-Epsilon Beta” was published in 2009.
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